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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

 

Governor Cuomo Signs Amendment to Close Loophole in Privacy Law

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a bill closing a loophole in the penal law to ensure that people who have had their image broadcasted ...

Albany, NY - August 1, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a bill closing a loophole in the penal law to ensure that people who have had their image broadcasted without their consent will have a course of action under the law. This expansion ensures that police officers will be able to bring charges in cases where a person's privacy had been more broadly invaded and their image broadcasted without their permission.

"No one should be humiliated by having their image broadcast without their consent - and this common-sense legislation ensures that any victim of such an act will have the law on their side,” Governor Cuomo said. “I commend Senator Carlucci and Assembly Member Paulin, as well as the Clarkstown Police Department, for their collective work to right this wrong and ensure that New Yorkers are protected from this potential abuse.”

Individuals will now be charged with unlawful surveillance in the second degree if they use a device to view, broadcast or record another person engaged in sexual conduct without their consent, regardless of whether that other person's sexual parts were broadcast or not. Prior to this amendment, charges could only be brought against an individual if sexual parts were shown in the picture.

The loophole was first discovered by officers of the Clarkstown Police Department, who were subsequently unable to pursue action to protect an alleged victim under these circumstances. The law will take effect November 1.

This law passed both houses of the legislature as S1982C and A2053C, respectively.

Senator David Carlucci, sponsor of the bill, said, "The Internet should not be a tool to humiliate or exploit others. With the rapid advancement of new technology, we need a 21st Century approach to our outdated surveillance laws. I want to thank Governor Cuomo for signing our unlawful surveillance bill into law today. This new law will deter individuals from using the Internet as a vehicle to humiliate or exploit others.”

Assembly Member Amy Paulin, sponsor of the bill, said, "A person's right to privacy is paramount. If a person is involved in a private moment or situation, he or she has the right to expect that that moment will remain private and not be broadcast over the Internet or via any other medium."

Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan said, "I would like to once again commend Senator Carlucci and Assembly Member Paulin for taking up this cause and getting this legislation passed. I also want to thank Governor Cuomo for signing this important legislation into a law that will go a long way in protecting not only the people of Clarkstown, but all New Yorkers.

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