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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST this evening... * locations...eastern Essex...Union...and Hudson counties in New Jersey...and New York City and Long Island in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches. * Timing...wintry mix changes to all snow by 5 am. Snow may be heavy at times this morning into early afternoon...before tapering off late this afternoon into this evening. * Visibilities...one quarter mile at times this morning into early afternoon. * Temperatures...mid 30s early this morning...dropping into the lower 20s by afternoon. * Impacts...hazardous travel conditions due to falling temperatures and Road icing...greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Some blowing and drifting snow is possible late this morning through this afternoon. 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. , "Special Statement" ...Moderate to locally heavy snow will impact Bronx...Hudson...Kings (Brooklyn)...Nassau...New York (Manhattan)...Queens...Richmond (staten island)...southern Essex...Suffolk and Union counties for the morning commute At 600 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking moderate to locally heavy snow developing over the area. Snowfall rates of one half to one inch per hour and visibilities of 1/2 to 1/4 mile or less are expected to develop through 8am. Temperatures dropping below freezing from mid-morning on will result in icing on untreated roads. Expect travel to become increasingly difficult through the morning rush. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the area. NV 603 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Moderate to locally heavy snow will impact Bronx...Hudson...Kings (Brooklyn)...Nassau...New York (Manhattan)...Queens...Richmond (staten island)...southern Essex...Suffolk and Union counties for the morning commute At 600 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking moderate to locally heavy snow developing over the area. Snowfall rates of one half to one inch per hour and visibilities of 1/2 to 1/4 mile or less are expected to develop through 8am. Temperatures dropping below freezing from mid-morning on will result in icing on untreated roads. Expect travel to become increasingly difficult through the morning rush. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the area. NV 514 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Snow will impact morning commute for the Bronx...Hudson...Kings (Brooklyn)...Nassau...New York (Manhattan)...Queens...Richmond (staten island)...southern Essex...Suffolk and Union counties... At 507 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking light to moderate snow developing over the region. One to two inches of snow are possible by 8 am. With visibilities dropping to 1/2 mile at times and temperatures dropping to or just below freezing through 8 am...deteriorating Road conditions can be expected. Motorists should exercise extreme caution during this morning commute. NV 514 am EST Thu Mar 5 2015 ...Snow will impact morning commute for the Bronx...Hudson...Kings (Brooklyn)...Nassau...New York (Manhattan)...Queens...Richmond (staten island)...southern Essex...Suffolk and Union counties... At 507 am EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking light to moderate snow developing over the region. One to two inches of snow are possible by 8 am. With visibilities dropping to 1/2 mile at times and temperatures dropping to or just below freezing through 8 am...deteriorating Road conditions can be expected. Motorists should exercise extreme caution during this morning commute. NV -- Thursday Mar.05 15,06:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Long Island Crisis Center To Hold 6th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk

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Long Island Crisis Center To Hold 6th Annual "Let's Walk, Let's Talk...Stepping Together To Prevent Suicide" On September 21st.

Update - September 19, 2014 - There has been a slight location change. The walk will take place at the Long Beach Boardwalk at the field between Riverside Blvd. & Long Beach Rd.

Bellmore, NY - September 3rd, 2014 - Long Island Crisis Center (LICC) will hold its 6th Let’s Talk...Stepping Together to Prevent Suicide” event on Sunday, September 21st Riverside Blvd. in Long Beach. The Walk will be a culminating event on Long Island recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month.

The Crisis Center, now in its 43rd about the warning signs of suicide, and de-stigmatizing the subject of suicide and spreading the word that “it’s okay to ask for help.”

“With the recent suicide of Robin Williams, our hotline calls were up 100% for a couple of days,” states Linda Leonard, Executive Director of the Crisis Center. "This tragedy seems to have created a greater awareness of suicide and the need to reach out for help – both by those exhibiting suicide ideation and those noticing the “signs” in relatives or friends. As one caller said, ‘I’m very depressed, I feel alone and I’ve lost my job. I’m calling because I don’t want to go down the same road as Robin Williams.’ Our Walk is an opportunity to continue to raise the public consciousness.”

Suicide and suicide prevention affects everyone:

• Suicide now ranks in the top ten leading causes of death in the United States
• Every 15 minutes, someone dies by suicide
• A veteran dies by suicide at the rate of almost one per hour
• For every person who commits suicide, there are thirteen others who attempt suicide
• Suicide is the third leading cause of death in young people ages 13 – 24
• LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender) youth are at a four time higher rate for suicide and suicide attempts
• Self-injurious behavior among youth can be a precursor to suicide ideation
• 39% of teens who are on social media networks are or have been cyber bullied year, is dedicated to increasing suicide awareness, educating everyone
• Elderly suicide rates are 50% higher than for young people
• The fast growing segment for suicide is baby boomers
• 8 out of 10 people who die by suicide tell someone first

On-site registration for the Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Online registration is taking place right here or call 516-826-0244 for more information. A minimum donation of $25 per person is suggested.

Long Island Crisis Center is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) agency that operates its staffed hotlines 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Counseling is also available through: an online chat; texting “LICC” to 839863; and walk-in services (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) at 2740 Martin Ave., Bellmore, N.Y. All services are free, anonymous and confidential.

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