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"Special Statement" ...A line of strong thunderstorms will affect southern Fairfield... Queens...west central Suffolk and Nassau counties... At 429 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Stamford to Elmont. Movement was northeast at 25 mph. Pea size hail is possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Stamford, Norwalk, Levittown, Huntington Station, Port Chester, Glen Cove, Plainview, Garden City, New Canaan, Syosset, Mineola, Huntington, Rye, Westbury and Great Neck. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. Lat...Lon 4066 7378 4073 7377 4076 7371 4078 7375 4087 7373 4086 7366 4091 7364 4093 7370 4092 7372 4107 7369 4127 7323 4111 7327 4112 7329 4109 7335 4098 7339 4094 7336 4093 7332 4079 7336 4078 7344 4074 7344 time...Mot...loc 2029z 241deg 21kt 4107 7357 4069 7368 Jp 430 PM EDT Tue Aug 14 2018 ...A line of strong thunderstorms will affect southern Fairfield... Queens...west central Suffolk and Nassau counties... At 429 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Stamford to Elmont. Movement was northeast at 25 mph. Pea size hail is possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Stamford, Norwalk, Levittown, Huntington Station, Port Chester, Glen Cove, Plainview, Garden City, New Canaan, Syosset, Mineola, Huntington, Rye, Westbury and Great Neck. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. Lat...Lon 4066 7378 4073 7377 4076 7371 4078 7375 4087 7373 4086 7366 4091 7364 4093 7370 4092 7372 4107 7369 4127 7323 4111 7327 4112 7329 4109 7335 4098 7339 4094 7336 4093 7332 4079 7336 4078 7344 4074 7344 time...Mot...loc 2029z 241deg 21kt 4107 7357 4069 7368 Jp -- Tuesday Aug.14 18,05:04 PM

Celebrate Earth Day with Small Steps Toward Going Green!

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Check out these wonderful ways to help keep our environment clean this Earth Day!

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Earth Day has arrived and is being celebrated all week long at different places all over Long Island, and the world! The annual event is held in order to demonstrate support for environmental protection and is a time where we can teach children and even ourselves, ways to keep our environment clean. If each and every one of us makes small steps to helping out, it can help our Earth’s future in an enormous way.

Many think “going green” is hard to do, but making small strides to help out is actually quite simple. If you work things into your routine, just as you do now, you will be helping our environment each day without even realizing it! Take a look at these simple ways to help our planet stay as clean as possible:

  • Walk or ride a bike to work
  • Carpool to work if your job is too far to walk
  • Plant a tree
  • Plant a garden
  • Collect rain water and use it to water your garden
  • Pick up litter when you see it
  • Recycle bottles, cans, glass, etc.
  • Reuse items when you can (plastic bags while shopping, cardboard from cereal boxes for projects, etc.)
  • Unplug your appliances
  • Turn off your lights to help save energy
  • Turn your computer off at night
  • Volunteer for a local clean up
  • Print less or double sided if possible
  • Dispose of your electronics properly
  • Shop organic
  • Take shorter showers
  • Eat vegan once a week
  • Use reusable water bottles
  • Make your own cleaning supplies
  • Put a stop to junk mail
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper
  • When weather allows, hang dry instead of using your dryer
  • Pay your bills online

These great ideas will not only help the Earth, but they can help you and your electric bill, too! It doesn’t hurt to save some energy here and there and at the end of the year, you will be surprised at how much money and energy you have saved!

Have an idea on preserving our Earth? Share with us by commenting below!