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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior 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 25 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. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior 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 25 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. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,10:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

State of Emergency Allows Islip Crucial Goods To Aid In Recovering From Record Rainfall

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Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci has signed an official State of Emergency, under Article 2B of New York State Executive Law, that will allow ...

Update - August 14, 2014 - Bay beaches are open but closed for swimming, and Fire Island Ocean beaches are open.

All Youth and Senior Citizen, Day and Evening Programs have resumed.

The Hurricane Forum scheduled for tonight, Aug. 14 will remain postponed.

Original Release - Islip, NY – August 13, 2014 – Town of Islip Supervisor Tom Croci has signed an official State of Emergency, under Article 2B of New York State Executive Law, that will allow the Town to obtain crucial goods and services in an expedited manner in order to continue the recovery process from the record rainfall that blanketed the Town over the last 12 hours, with an unprecedented 13.1 inches of rain. This has caused significant flooding and the closure of several roadways, and Supervisor Croci urges residents to stay off all roadways and do their best to refrain from driving as traffic is significant in many areas. Residents can call 631 595-3595 to report flooding and other concerns.

Islip’s Long Island MacArthur Airport remains open and operational, although flights have been delayed until approximately 1:00 p.m. Travelers should call airline carriers directly for details, or visit www.macarthurairport.com.  The Town has also cancelled all of its day and evening Youth and Senior Recreational Programs. Town of Islip ocean beaches on Fire Island will remain closed for today, and Town Bay beaches will be closed tomorrow, per the Suffolk County Health Department.

“All Town personnel and equipment have been dispatched and will work round-the clock to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our residents,” said Supervisor Croci.

Please continue to visit the Town’s website here, for the latest updates,  where you can also sign up for the Town’s E-Alert program that dispenses critical information.

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