Weather Alert(2)!
"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...from 15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Cold 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. * Wind impacts...scattered tree limbs and branches downed. Isolated power outages. 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 Jmc , "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. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,04:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

New Tip Line for Human Trafficking, Corruption, Abuse, and Tax Fraud in Nassau County

Local News, Crime, Press Releases

Public can call (516) 571-7755 to facilitate tips to DA’s office.

Mineola, NY - July 22, 2014 - A tip line for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office was unveiled today making it easier for members of the public to make a complaint, report a crime, or give information about human trafficking, corruption, child abuse, elder abuse, and tax fraud in Nassau County. The new tip line also includes an option for those who speak Spanish.
 
“Many of the cases that have been prosecuted by this office have come from tips from the public, who have been our eyes and ears for criminal conduct, and an important resource in our fight to bring criminals to justice,” DA Kathleen Rice said. “This new tip line will build on that successful partnership by making it even easier for people to get valuable information on illegal activity quickly to my office’s team of investigators and prosecutors.”
 
The new tip line allows members of the public to make complaints about crimes occurring in Nassau County by calling (516) 571-7755 and choosing an option on a telephone keypad. The line is staffed by members of the DA’s office during business hours.
 
Previously, callers had the option of calling criminal bureaus at several different numbers. The tip line unveiled by DA Rice today consolidates all of those numbers into one number.
 
Callers reporting an emergency should still call 911.
 
Options available to callers of DA Rice’s tip line are as follows:
 
Press 1 to report Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, or Elder Abuse
Press 2 to report Welfare or Medicaid Fraud
Press 3 to report Tax Fraud
Press 4 to report Insurance Fraud
Press 5 to report Narcotics or Gang Activity
Press 6 to report Corruption
Press 7 to report Human Trafficking, Sex trade, or Prostitution Activity
Press 8 to report Animal Abuse, Neglect, or the illegal possession of an exotic or dangerous animal
Press 9 to report Pollution, Dumping, or other Environmental Crime
For other matters, press 0

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