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"Dense Fog Advisory" ...Dense fog advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST this morning... * visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...this morning. * Impacts...limited visibilities will make travel difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. , "Marine Fog Advisory" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory, which is in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon. * Visibility...1 nm or less. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Thursday Feb.23 17,06:24 AM

Legislator Anker Encourages Residents to Take Action and Prepare

September is National Preparedness Month.

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Mount Sinai, NY - September 4, 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker encourages residents to participate in FEMA’s new emergency preparedness campaign. In honor of National Preparedness Month, FEMA asks citizens to begin emergency preparation as early as possible. Weather related emergencies can occur with little notice, which is why year’s theme for National Preparedness Month is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” 
 
Throughout the month of September, each week of the awareness campaign will focus on a different topic related to emergency preparedness. National Preparedness Month will conclude on September 30th  with a national day of action, known as “Nation Prepare-A-Thon Day”.  On this day communities are encouraged to take practical steps to increase their preparedness for a potential emergency. 
 
“The most important thing we can do, in the event of an emergency, for ourselves and for our loved ones is to be prepared,” said Legislator Anker. “Weather events such as Superstorm Sandy remind us how we should develop an emergency plan.”
 
To learn more about how you can play a role in your community’s preparedness, visit www.ready.gov/prepare for more information.