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 16,06:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Sufolk Falls Prevention Classes Offer Mature Residents a Greater Chance to be Independent for Life

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September is Falls Prevention Month

Hauppauge, NY - August 25, 2014 - County Executive Steve Bellone and Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, today announced that Suffolk County will be expanding its popular falls prevention program, offering workshops at venues throughout the county this September, Falls Prevention Month. The programs aim to empower mature adults to carry out behaviors that reduce the risks of falls and improve their quality of life.
 
‘Stepping On’*
‘Stepping On,’ is a seven-week model program that focuses on  improving balance and strength, home and community safety, vision, safe footwear and medication review. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the program has proven to reduce the number of falls for participants by 31 percent.  
 
Tuesdays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28; classes run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Huntington Library, 338 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743
To register contact: Nancy Freeman 631-427-5165 x299 or Nelida Zoeller 631-853-6472
 
Workshop registration will take place on September 16 and 23 only. *The number of openings for ‘Stepping On’ is limited. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Staying Independent for Life
“Staying Independent for Life” covers much of the information that is provided in the ‘Stepping On’ program in a condensed two-hour session.
 
Elwood
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Elwood Public Library, 3027 Jericho Tpke. Elwood, NY 11731
To register call 631 499-3722
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725
To register call 462-9800 ext. 147 or 121
 
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 RTE 25A, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
To register call Nelly Zoeller 631-853-6472
 
September 5, 2014, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Brentwood Nutrition Center, 16 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY 11717
To register call 436-6072
 
Huntington
September 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Huntington Library, 338 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743
To register call Nancy Freeman 631-427-5165 ext. 299
 
September 10, 2014, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772
To register call 654-4700
 
September 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m. -11:30 p.m.
Riverhead Nutrition Center, 60 Shade Tree Lane, Riverhead, NY 11901
To register call 722-4444 ext. 736
 
September 18, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Copiague Memorial Library, 50 Deauville Blvd., Copiague, NY 11727
To register call 691-1111
 
September 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY 11786
To register call 929-4488
 
Programs will be rolled out in communities throughout Suffolk County over the course of the year. For additional information about Suffolk County falls prevention programs, call the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at 631-853-3089 or visit here.

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