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"Special Statement" ...Enhanced risk of fire spread today... The combination of strong northwest winds and a drying air mass will result in conditions favorable for the rapid spread of brush fires...especially this afternoon. Relative humidity will be lowest this afternoon...dropping to 35 to 40 percent and winds will gust up to 40 mph. These conditions would likely aid fire spread if ignition occurs. If you spot a fire or smoke plume...please report it to the authorities immediately. , "Fire Weather Watch" ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for high winds and low relative humidity for the entire tri-state region... * affected area...the entire tri-state region. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Relative humidity...as low as 18 percent. * Timing...late Thursday morning through Thursday evening. * Impacts...rapid fire spread possible if ignition occurs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings. -- Wednesday Apr.23 14,07:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Spruce Up Your Home, Lawn and Garden with These Savings!

Check out these savings that can help you save on lawn and gardening supplies as well as paints from Home Depot, Lowes and Sherwin Williams!

Skip the Super Market and Try a Farmers Market: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Now that the weather is improving, farmers markets are beginning to start functioning for the year. Try some local produce and goods!

Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Long Island to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners

DFS Assistance Available for Homeowners at Baldwin Public Library on Friday, April 18.

Dollar Store Deals: Stock Up on Spring Necessities

Whether you are looking to fill up your Easter baskets or to start your garden, you can do both on the cheap with these great dollar store finds!

Spring Allergy Season Begins and FDA Approves Allergy Pill that Could Replace Allergy Shot for Some

It's the start of the spring allergy season! Some can soon find relief by simply taking a pill in place of an allergy shot.

Reorganize & Refresh for Spring: Declutter Your Home for a Stress-Free Season

Bring order back to your home through these simple organizing tips and tricks.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Preparing Your Garden for Spring

Now that we are entering Spring, it is time to think about your gardens and prepare them for the season.

Welcome Spring This Weekend - Enjoy Some Fresh Air & Family Fun!

Check out our fun ideas on how to welcome spring this weekend!

Preparing for the Warmer Weather: Spring into Spring Cleaning

Surprisingly, the first day of Spring is tomorrow! As we (hopefully) exit the cold and into the warmth, it is time we start cleaning!

Governor Cuomo Announces Support From More Than 150 Local Elected Officials in Push to Cut Property Taxes

Governor Joined in Albany by County Executives from Long Island, Mid-Hudson, and Capital District Regions to Call for Property Tax Relief.

FASNY Reminds New Yorkers: Spring Into Safety At Home & At Work

Check Your Smoke & CO Detector Batteries When Changing Clocks on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

FASNY Reminds New Yorkers: Spring Into Safety at Home & at Work

Check Your Smoke & CO Detector Batteries When Changing Clocks on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Local Organizations Launch Long Island Community Gardens Website

The site aims to help Long Islanders establish and grow gardens with their neighbors and community.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for DooWop Oldies Show, Music of Led Zeppelin, Theatrical Plays and More

Get out and enjoy great music, plays, and the Chocolate World Expo on Long Island the end of this week!

From Snow to Sun: Easy Ways to Transition Season to Season

I think everyone on Long Island will agree: we are ready for Spring! We cannot merely jump into the season, so check out some ways to begin the transition between seasons.

DEC Orders Costco to Issue a Recall Notice on Banned Pesticides, Fined

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has ordered Costco Wholesale to remove as well as issue a recall on a pesticide product banned for use on Long Island. Costco also faces a fine of ...

Christmas Tree Safety: Preventing Fires and Tips for Staying Safe

As the family gathers around the beloved Christmas tree this holiday season, be sure to stay safe and be aware of the risk of a fire.

The Fire Is So Delightful: Firewood This Winter 2013

Many Long Islanders enjoy their fireplaces this winter. There are many places to purchase firewood, but also we need to be careful this winter season.

Legislator Anker Proposes Development of Workforce Housing to Stem "Brain Drain" on LI

Legislator Sarah Anker has introduced a resolution to make affordable, quality housing available to young adults to stem "brain drain" on Long Island.

Affordable Housing: Addressing Long Island's Greatest Challenge

What follows is an introduction to the challenges of providing affordable housing on Long Island, from a land use, urban planning and public policy perspective.
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