Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. 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. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of 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 30 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. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of 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 30 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. -- Friday Feb.12 16,03:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

MTA Begins Communications Blitz to Alert Riders to Possible Service Disruption

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Print and Radio Advertisements, Social Media, Email and Text Alerts to Customers, News Release, MTA.info Website Update, Digital Signs All Employed in Push

New York, NY - July 9, 2014 - With MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast in Washington, D.C., briefing members of Congress on the possibility that a labor action could result in the loss of LIRR service, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today began a communications blitz aimed at alerting New Yorkers to the potential for a service disruption as early as July 20. 
 
“We continue to hope that we can avoid a work stoppage at the bargaining table,” said Chairman Prendergast. “But nevertheless, we want LIRR customers and all Long Island residents to be aware that there is a potential for a disruption of service and what that might mean.”
 
Print ads are appearing in seven daily newspapers. An example is attached. A sample of radio ads airing on 11 stations is available here.
 
In addition to the advertisements, the MTA has updated its website to include a page alerting LIRR customers for the potential for a service disruption. The page is accessible via a prominent yellow link at mta.info, or at this link.
 
The MTA is sending out this press release in support of the communications initiative, and today will also begin alerting customers via multiple communications channels, including alerts to customers sent via email and text messages, digital signs at stations and its social media accounts, including those on Twitter and Facebook.
 
Print ads are appearing in Newsday, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, Metro and am New York. Radio ads are airing on 1010 WINS, WCBS NewsRadio 880 as well as FM stations WALK, WBAB, WBAZ, WBEA, WBLI, WBZO, WEHM, WKJY and WWSK.

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