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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening... * heat index values...up to 104 across Metro northeastern New Jersey...and peaking around 100 elsewhere. This will be due to temperatures in the lower to mid 90s and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s. * Timing...highest heat indices this afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of the heat and humidity will increase the risk for heat related health issues...especially for the elderly...those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease...those working outdoors...and other heat sensitive groups of people. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures. Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends... family members and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1. -- Monday Jul.25 16,09:48 AM

Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Trains for Memorial Day Weekend

Holiday Getaway Starts Friday with Extra Early PM Eastbound Service.

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Long Island, NY - May 21st, 2014 - MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide eight additional early-afternoon train service from Penn Station on Friday, May 23 for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. 
 
Babylon Branch 
  • 2:32 PM express to Lynbrook, and then all stops to Babylon
  • 3:00 PM stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, and then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:31 PM express to Rockville Centre, and then all stops to Babylon

Port Jefferson Branch 

  • 2:08 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then all stops to Huntington.
  • 2:29 PM stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then all stops to Huntington.
  • 3:24 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville. 
Port Washington Branch 
  • 3:40 PM stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., and then all stops to Great Neck

Far Rockaway Branch 

  • 3:48 PM express to Locust Manor then all stops to Far Rockaway. 
For More Information: 
Consult the LIRR website or customers may call the LIRR Customer Service Center at 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say “Long Island Rail Road,” when prompted. The deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.