Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey... * hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...from 18 to 23 degrees below zero due to temperatures around zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 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 16,10:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

AG Schneiderman Announces Statewide Election Day Hotline for September 9th Primary Election

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Attorney General Will Operate Hotline from 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. During September 9th Primary to Help Resolve Barriers Faced by Eligible Voters.

New York, NY - September 5, 2014 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman will operate a statewide Election Day hotline to help ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast an effective ballot during the primary election on Tuesday, September 9. The Attorney General encourages voters to report issues or problems at polls by calling the office’s hotline at 800-771-7755 or emailing civil.rights@ag.ny.gov at any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Election Day.
 
“The right to vote stands at the cornerstone of our democracy, and my office is committed to protecting the right of all eligible voters to participate fully and meaningfully in our electoral process,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “We will continue to promote compliance with the requirements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while ensuring that no eligible voter encounters obstacles in casting their vote at the ballot box.”
 
Since launching the statewide hotline in November 2012, Attorney General Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau has fielded hundreds of complaints from voters and worked successfully with local election officials and others to troubleshoot and resolve many issues at polling sites across New York.  The Election Day hotline is part of Attorney General Schneiderman's ongoing work to ensure that voters enjoy full and equal access to the political process regardless of their language ability, disability or other minority status.  
 
By way of the hotline, attorneys will address complaints concerning whether voters are subject to different voting qualifications on the basis of race, color, or minority language status; whether jurisdictions are complying with the language requirements of the Voting Rights Act; and issues concerning poll site accessibility faced by voters with disabilities, among other things. The Attorney General’s Office has worked closely with Boards of Elections across New York State to address language access issues, to dismantle barriers impacting voters with disabilities, and to confront other issues faced by minority voters.
 
The Office of the Attorney General's hotline, staffed by attorneys in the office’s Civil Rights Bureau, will operate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, September 9th.  To submit an Election Day complaint, call 800-771-7755 or email civil.rights@ag.ny.gov.
 
The Attorney General’s Election Day hotline is being run by Assistant Attorney General Ajay Saini of the Civil Rights Bureau, which is led by Bureau Chief Kristen Clarke.  The Social Justice Division is led by Executive Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg.

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