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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,10:36 PM 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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