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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 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 this morning... * temperatures this morning range from near zero to 10 degrees below during this time...coupled with strong...gusty winds...are expected to produce life threatening wind chills as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures today 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 16,09:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

South Farmingdale Water District Urges Community Vigilance for Ensuring Public Safety

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South Farmingdale Water District urges consumer to beware of people visiting homes unannounced claiming to be water district employees.

August 19, 2014 - South Farmingdale, NY - The South Farmingdale Water District (SFWD), which serves South Farmingdale, North Massapequa as well as parts of Bethpage and Seaford, is urging all consumers to use caution in the event that someone claiming to be a water district employee appears at the doorstep for the purposes of reading a water meter or confirming a leak.  These are typically unscrupulous people who look for ways to further their criminal intent.

South Farmingdale Water District wants to ensure consumers are aware that it is rare for anyone from the District (SFWD) to show up at a home or business unannounced. In fact, 99.9% of water district visits to residents’ homes are by appointment.  Even in the event of an emergency such as a water main break, the District will notify consumers in advance of any planned water service disruption, never needing to enter a home. If someone comes to a consumer’s home or business claiming to be a water district employee, it is important that consumers ask to see his or her identification card.  Anyone having doubts about someone’s identity should close the door and contact the police immediately.

SFWD also urges all residents to do their part and be cognizant of any suspicious activity near water well sites and plants.  While domestic terrorism has been at a very low level this past year, Homeland Security has encouraged the District to be more vigilant in the safeguarding of our natural resources at all times.  In conjunction with this heightened effort, the District plans to further upgrade security by adding additional cameras to all locations.

South Farmingdale Water District Commissioners commented, “Our consumers are good citizens, and we have had no incidents within our District thanks to their help and cooperation.  We ask everyone to be cognizant and to remain conscious of anything that appears to be unusual.” 

SFWD advises consumers to call 9-1-1 and immediately report any unusual activity around water well sites witnessed as well as any suspicions involving any vans, trucks or persons who do not look as if they are conducting official water business.

Consumers should not hesitate or feel awkward about contacting authorities.  While, many times such reports end up being a false alarm, SWFD believes it is better to be proactive in being overcautious than to ignore or overlook any suspicious activity or presence.


The SFWD thanks all residents for their ongoing cooperation in assisting with these important matters of security and public safety. 

Since 1931, South Farmingdale Water District has been providing clean, quality water to the communities it serves, including South Farmingdale, North Massapequa, and parts of Bethpage, Seaford, and Massapequa Park.  For more information, please contact the South Farmingdale Water District’s office at 40 Langdon Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735, via phone, (516) 249-3330, or visit www.sfwater.com.

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