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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts..especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph possible across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...light to moderate snow will accumulate up to 4 inches by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity this evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight into Tuesday afternoon. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday. The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect. * Locations...the New York coasts of the western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide with potential for up to 4 ft. * Timing...3 to 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........10.0-11.0.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.3-11.3.......moderate... , "Special Statement" A band of snow has developed and will impact the commute from central and northern Suffolk County westward into portions of New York City. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected...so please exercise extreme caution when traveling late this afternoon. -- Monday Jan.26 15,03:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Suffolk SPCA Offers Pet Safety Tips for Memorial Day

Pets & Animal, Press Releases, Seasonal & Current Events

Memorial Day is celebrated to honor the men and women in the military, who served our country and who gave their lives in battle to ...

Suffolk County, NY - May 24th, 2014 - Memorial Day is celebrated to honor the men and women in the military, who served our country and who gave their lives in battle to keep us safe. It is also a time to remember the many courageous dogs who also went to war.
 
We celebrate by having BBQs where we cook hamburgers and hot dogs so it is important for those of us who have furry companions to make sure that our pets are safe while we party. To ensure their Memorial Day safety, here are a few safety tips to consider.
 
1: Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets. Alcohol is poisonous to pets and can cause vomiting, upset stomach, and worse.
 
2: No table scraps for your pet. Feed them their regular diet to prevent upset stomachs and other digestive upsets. Some food like onions, grapes, and avocados are poisonous to dogs and cats. Let your guests know that table scraps cannot be given to your pet.
 
3: Remember to make sure that your pet always has plenty of fresh, clean water available.
 
4: Keep matches, lighter fluid, and candles out of reach from your pet. If your pet ingests any of these things, his nervous system, stomach, and lungs can be severely affected. Before your fire up the grill, make sure your pet is not near it.
 
5: Keep gates, doors, and fences closed. You don't want your dog or cat wandering away. Remind all your guests not leave any patio doors open.
 
The Suffolk County SPCA wishes you an safe Memorial Day!
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