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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,10:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Struggling Families From Across Long Island to Join With Lawmakers to Call For Higher Minimum Wage in Nassau & Suffolk Counties

Press Releases

With LI Families Facing Low-Wage Crisis, Group to Urge Albany to Give Cities & Counties the Power to Raise the State's Unlivable $8/Hour Minimum Wage.

Brentwood, NY - May 23, 2014 - Dozens of struggling Long Islanders will join with lawmakers on Friday to draw attention to the island's low wage crisis, and to urge the legislature to pass Raise Up NY (S6516/A9036), which would allow cities and counties to raise the state's inadequate $8/hour minimum wage.
 
The action comes on the heels of fast food strikes and protests in 230 cities around the world in what MSNBC called the "biggest fast-food strike ever." The legislation is sponsored by State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly member Karim Camara.
 
According to the Fiscal Policy Institute, there are more than 400,000 low wage earners on Long Island. On Friday, lawmakers and low wage families will argue that Albany leaders should stand up for them -- not McDonald's or Wendy's -- and let Nassau and Suffolk raise pay in order to boost the local economy.
 
WHO: Dozens of struggling Long Islanders
Phil Ramos and a group of Assembly Representatives
Strong Economy for All Coalition
Working Families Party
New York Communities for Change
SEPA Mujer
 
WHERE: Brentwood Road and 1st Avenue, Brentwood, Long Island
 
WHEN: Friday, May 23rd, 12pm
 
The above press release was published on behalf of Make the Road New York, and does not necessarily reflect the view of LongIsland.com.

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