Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * 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. 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 , "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 16,08:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Crime Update: $47,000 Stolen from Supermarket Cash Register, Police Seeking Suspects behind Robberies at Knife and Gunpoint

Local News, Crime

A supermarket employee tried to get away with stealing as much as $47,000 from the cash register. Police are also on the hunt for suspects ...

Supermarket Employee Swipes Nearly $50K from Register
Falone Volcy, 21, of Westbury was arrested in New Cassel on Oct. 31 for grand larceny.

According to detectives, Volcy stole over $47,000 from her cash register at Super Associated Supermarket at 595 Old Country Road between April 2013 and October 2013.

An internal investigation found that Volcy had been using a manager’s void code to commit the crime on several different occasions.

Volcy faces charges of grand larceny, identity theft and falsifying business records. She is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead today.

Robbery of Dispatched Taxi Driver
Police are on the hunt for three suspects responsible for the robbery of a dispatched taxi driver at 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 in New Hyde Park.

According to detectives, a 57-year-old male taxi driver was dispatched to pick up three male passengers in Jamaica, Queens. The driver was directed by the customers to drive in the vicinity of Primrose Drive.

After pulling over his vehicle at the pick-up location, one male subject grabbed the victim around his neck as another male subject showed a knife. The third male subject reached over the driver and grabbed his cell phone, wallet and car keys.

The subject who grabbed the victim’s neck is described as Hispanic. The subject who produced a knife is described as black, and the third subject who took the driver’s belongings is described as Middle Eastern.

All three subjects fled the scene by foot, without injury to the driver, and headed eastbound on Primrose Drive.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at (800) 244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Robbery in Massapequa
Police are also on the hunt for a black male suspect responsible for a robbery that took place at 7:45 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Massapequa.

According to police, the suspect described as approximately 25 years of age, 5’ 10” tall with a medium build, and wearing a black under armor sweat shirt with red logo on the front, showed a handgun as he demanded the victim to hand over an iPad and iPhone.

After the items were placed on the ground the victim ran. There were no reported injuries.

Detectives are seeking information on the crime. Anyone with information may call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at (800) 244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

[Source: Nassau County Police Department; Nassau County Crime Stoppers.]

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