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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,04:00 PM

Dix Hills Fire Department To Hold Open House October 6th

Open House kicks off National Fire Prevention Week October 6th.

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Dix Hills, NY — September 17, 2013 — To kick off National Fire Prevention Week, the Dix Hills Fire Department Open House will take place at Fire Headquarters, 115 East Deer Park Road, on Sunday, October 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This free event is sure to delight and educate kids of all ages.

Dix Hills’ residents are invited to bring the entire family for an informative and fun-filled day featuring live fire-and-rescue demonstrations; safety exercises such as stop, drop and roll; first aid and emergency treatment tips; and a child ID booth that provides families with child identification materials to be used in case of an emergency.

“Our Open House is a highly popular community event, and a great way to meet the men and women volunteers who serve the community,” said Chief Thomas Magno. “It’s also an opportunity to learn about the operations of the Dix Hills Fire Department and see live demonstrations.”

In addition to valuable safety tips, there are fun, interactive activities for children, including tours of the firehouse and the fire trucks. Information will also be available for those interested in become a volunteer firefighter or emergency medical technician.

About Dix Hills Fire Department
It is our mission to provide the citizens of Dix Hills, and all those who pass through it, the best service and protection available. The department's approximately 175 volunteer members accomplish these goals through dedicated response and constant training. Our membership consists of approx. 90 Firefighters, 75 basic and advanced EMT's, and a dozen Fire Police. We operate out of 3 fire stations, and respond to more than 800 fire and 1,600 medical emergencies each year.