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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * 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. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * 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. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,03:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Honors Retiree, 85 Year Old Marie Torraville, for Serving Forty Six Years as a Crossing Guard

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After forty-six years of dedicated service to three generations of children, school crossing guard Marie Torraville, 85 years of age, has retired from the Suffolk ...

Hauppauge, NY - June 27th, 2014 - After forty-six years of dedicated service to three generations of children, school crossing guard Marie Torraville, 85 years of age, has retired from the Suffolk County Police Department.  

Since 1968, Ms. Torraville was employed as a crossing guard with the Department and was assigned to the 4th Precinct in Hauppauge.   For twenty three years, she served as an AME Shop Steward. Her tenure is one of the longest in AME history.  While serving as a guard, Torraville, who lives in Commack, also held a part time position in the food service industry.

On June 10, 2014, special recognition was given to Ms. Torraville in honor of her retirement by the 4th Pct. Crossing Guards at their annual “End of the School Year” event held at Villa Sorrento in St. James. County Executive Steve Bellone, who attended the gathering, presented Ms. Torraville with a special proclamation from his office.  The County Executive recognized Torraville for her tenure with the Suffolk County Police Department and cited her unparalleled devotion to the safety and well being of thousands of children.

 Many fellow AME co-workers were also in attendance. Executive Vice President Michael J. Finland presented Ms. Torraville with a proclamation on behalf of AME President Dan Farrell. Cheryl Amuso, President of the School Crossing Guard Unit and Beverly Avgeros, Executive VP of the same unit, paid tribute to her. Torraville’s son, Gordon, a Nassau County Police Officer, was also on hand to congratulate his mother.

“It was a joy getting to know all the wonderful children over the years, some of whom are grandparents now,” said Ms. Torraville. “Retiring is bittersweet, but I am looking forward to pursuing new opportunities where I can volunteer my time.”

Marie Torraville, the unstoppable octogenarian, will enjoy some well-earned downtime this summer, and plans to seek volunteer work in the Fall.

Pictured: County Executive Steve Bellone presents Marie Torraville with a special proclamation in honor of her recent retirement while AME’s Beverly Avgeros and Michael J. Finland look on. Photo by Sid Nathan.

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