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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... * locations...Suffolk County on Long Island. * Hazard types...heavy snow...strong winds...and blowing and drifting snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches. * Winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Temperatures...in the lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times this morning into the early afternoon...then gradually taper off late this afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of strong winds and heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Near blizzard conditions are expected...especially out on The Forks and on Fishers Island. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Warning in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon... ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon. The coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations...coastal locations along the North Shore of Nassau and northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departures...2 1/2 to 3 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding expected for this morning high tide cycles...and minor for tonight. * Coastal flood impacts...widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action this morning. Several Road closures are needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed. This type of event is covered by a coastal Flood Warning. ...L.I. Sound water levels for this morning... Kings Point NY......1034 am.......11.3-11.8..........moderate. Glen Cove NY........1048 am.......11.2-11.7..........moderate. Old Field NY........1050 am........9.5-10.0..........minor.... ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Kings Point NY......1102 PM........9.6-10.0..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.6-10.1..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........9.0-9.5...........minor.... Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. -- Monday Feb.08 16,11:36 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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