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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 16,07:36 AM

Cedarhurst Man Killed in Car Accident in East Meadow

Third Squad detectives are investigating a fatal auto accident that occurred in East Meadow on Monday, 07/21/14 at 7:08 P.M.

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East Meadow, NY - July 22nd, 2014 - Third Squad detectives are investigating a fatal auto accident that occurred in East Meadow on Monday, 07/21/14 at 7:08 P.M.
 
According to detectives, Paul Wentz, 50, of Cedarhurst, while operating a 2012 Subaru Outback  westbound on Hempstead Tpke., lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the divider and all eastbound lanes of Hempstead Tpke., striking two utility poles.  After striking the poles, the deceased’s vehicle overturned.
 
Nassau County Police Ambulance transported the deceased to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead by a staff physician at 7:34 P.M.  No other injuries were reported.
 
The investigation is ongoing.  The vehicle was impounded for brake and safety checks.