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"Flash Flood Warning" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... western Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 800 PM EDT. * At 635 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Islip, Brentwood, Commack, Huntington Station, Centereach, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Hauppauge, Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Stony Brook, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Northport and Holbrook. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Lat...Lon 4094 7347 4091 7341 4095 7338 4091 7322 4094 7316 4097 7316 4097 7304 4071 7307 4069 7315 4070 7323 4066 7336 4065 7337 4065 7321 4067 7321 4067 7308 4066 7308 4060 7342 Maloit 635 PM EDT Tue Sep 25 2018 The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... western Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 800 PM EDT. * At 635 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Islip, Brentwood, Commack, Huntington Station, Centereach, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Hauppauge, Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Stony Brook, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Northport and Holbrook. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Lat...Lon 4094 7347 4091 7341 4095 7338 4091 7322 4094 7316 4097 7316 4097 7304 4071 7307 4069 7315 4070 7323 4066 7336 4065 7337 4065 7321 4067 7321 4067 7308 4066 7308 4060 7342 Maloit , "Areal Flood Advisory" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * flood advisory for... western Suffolk County in southeastern New York... eastern Nassau County in southeastern New York... * until 800 PM EDT. * At 604 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Islip, Brentwood, Levittown, Freeport, Commack, Huntington Station, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Plainview, Massapequa, Hauppauge, Syosset, Huntington, Babylon and Farmingdale. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely. A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent. Lat...Lon 4084 7353 4094 7334 4094 7329 4091 7322 4093 7316 4097 7317 4097 7314 4069 7315 4070 7323 4065 7337 4067 7324 4065 7321 4067 7321 4067 7318 4066 7315 4064 7315 4058 7366 Maloit -- Tuesday Sep.25 18,07:34 PM

Suffolk SPCA: Winter Tips for Below Freezing Temperatures

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Keep your pets indoors during freezing temperatures. If left unattended outdoors they can get frostbite or become disorientated and freeze to death.

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Suffolk County, NY - December 8th, 2014 - Keep your pets indoors during freezing temperatures. If left unattended outdoors they can get frostbite or become disorientated and freeze to death.

If your dog, livestock or any other pet lives outside in a dog house, shed, or barn and can not be taken into your home. provide smaller adequate shelters with increased insulation and doors.

Here are some tips to keep your furry friends safe this Winter:

  • Always remember babies and seniors are more sensitive to extreme temperatures just like humans.
  • Always remember a fresh water source is vital to sustaining life. Water bowls and troughs will freeze rapidly as the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and require replenishing or breaking of the ice to expose fresh water.
  •  Always increase their feeding amount to provide more needed fueling calories to keep warm.
  • Always bang the hood of your car before starting the engine. It is very common for cats to seek shelter and the warmth of an engine. When the engine is started it can be injured or killed by the fan belt.
  • Always wipe your pets feet and undercarriage thoroughly as to avoid rock salt, antifreeze, or other toxic chemicals ingestion.
  •  Always clean up spilled antifreeze (Ethylene glycol) immediately. Pets are attracted to and will ingest it due to its sweet flavor. It is highly lethal to kidneys of all species and causes agonizing death.
  • Try to use animal friendly products made with propylene glycol as it is non toxic and works just as well as it's toxic cousin ethylene glycol.
  •  Never shave your dog or cat during the winter as the hair coat is vital to keeping them warm.
  •  Never bath your pet and take outside before they are 100% completely dry to prevent Hypothermia.
  • If you have a short hair breed consider clothing or a properly fitted jacket.
  •  Never let your pet off a leash on snow or ice in a snowstorm/ice storm.
  • Pets can lose their scent and become disorientated and get lost. Fact... more pets are lost in the Winter then any other season in the Northeast.
  • Active pets are more prone to slipping and injuring their legs or fracturing their teeth
  • It's Extremely important to keep your pets and livestock safe and healthy during the winter season. The extreme cold can have adverse effects on your pets or your livestock's health, so take precautionary measures to prevent undue pain and suffering.
  • In the event an animal becomes ill as a result of exposure contact a veterinarian immediately as they are highly skilled and trained to deal with these situations.
  • Dog Houses: Dogs left outdoors in inclement weather must be provided with shelter appropriate to breed, physical condition and the climate.  Minimum standards for adequate shelter include a permanent structure with a waterproof roof, structural soundness, and sufficient insulation to protect from the inclement weather, space to make normal postural movements, freedom from excessive dirt, trash, or waste, and a clean surrounding area that does not threaten the well-being.