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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 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 16,05:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Award Winning Actor and Producer Kevin Byrd Annual Reminder September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Byrd’s advocacy began at the age of 24 when his grandfather C.J. Thomas passed away.

New York, NY - September 3, 2014 - On August 1, 2014 Mr. Kevin Byrd announced his campaign to continue to raise awareness of prostate cancer and early detection initiatives on a global scale. Award Winning Actor and Producer Kevin Byrd Annual Reminder September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month goal is to make a difference in the lives of men worldwide.

Long Time Prostate Cancer Advocate Kevin Byrd’s work in the area of prostate cancer awareness is nothing short of amazing.  Mr. Byrd’s advocacy began at the age of 24 when his grandfather C.J. Thomas passed away.  Kevin Byrd’s extraordinary journal to raise prostate cancer awareness and advocate for early detection and screening has led to the lighting of Niagara Falls, feature on Fios1 Heroes on our Island, Kevin Byrd's work in February 2012 being honored and entered into the Congressional Record (Library of Congress) on February 2nd, 2012 by House of Representatives Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, International citations from world leaders, recognition by U.S. Presidents, television interviews, radio interviews, Common Council of Utica designated Pond Lane as Brown Byrd Lane, joint partnerships with religious leaders and citations from local and national leaders across the United States. 

Mr. Byrd is motivated by the desire to keep his grandfather’s legacy alive and at the same time save lives through his advocacy by providing a strong voice to continue to make strides against prostate cancer.  He has produced a theatrical work in the form of a play called “The Last Dayz”  which chronicled the life of a cancer survivor.   This September Mr. Byrd is not content to rest on his laurels for he understands and knows that much work in still needed to be done in raising the bar to combat awareness of prostate cancer and get more men to take action in the battle to improve the quality and longevity of life for many years into the future.

SAVE THE DATE  SEVENTH ANNUAL FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

For men over 40 MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF No Appointment Necessary

Tuesday September 16, 2014 7:00AM - 5:00PM

Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)
Second Floor, F-260 (Payson Elevators)
525 East 68th Street

Please note, the CTSC will be closed for all research patients that day.

Prostate Cancer Screening involves a PSA blood test and a prostate (DRE) exam.

Prostate Cancer Facts:

  • One in every six men get prostate cancer.
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer death.
  • Men of color have the highest incidence and death rate due to prostate cancer.
  • Prostate cancer, caught early, has over a 90 percent survival rate.
  • Early detection can save your life!

Sponsored by:

  • Weill Cornell Medical Center Department of Urology
  • With thanks to the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Clinical Laboratory
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Cancer Prevention Program


For information & further details, call 212-746-5450

Visit nyp.org/cancerprevention for free cancer screenings, awareness events & walks throughout the year!

For more information about the Brown Byrd Foundation, please contact the following: Brown Byrd Foundation 30 Wall Street 8th, floor New York, New York 10005 contact number 212 709-8335. Check out the Kevin Byrd online store over 115 products manufactured by cafepress at kevbyrd.com

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