|Sent:||14:44 EST on 02-13-2016|
|Effective:||14:44 EST on 02-13-2016|
|Expires:||12:00 EST on 02-14-2016|
Saturday, February 13, 2016
During tonight's dangerously cold temperatures, please keep in mind that our elderly relatives, friends and neighbors are particularly vulnerable to the dangers that accompanying such extreme cold.
Sometimes something as simple as a phone call or knocking on the door of an elderly relative or neighbor in the bitter cold weather we are experiencing can literally save a life. It only takes a moment to check in and make sure they are doing alright.....
Are they staying warm?
Is their heating system fueled and working properly and set at a reasonable temperature?
Are they dripping domestic water lines to obviate freeze-up or worse, bursting?
Are they using portable heaters safely?
Do they need medical attention?
Do they have adequate required medications and medical supplies?
Do they have an adequate food supply and a safe way to prepare meals.
Do they have symptoms of cold related illness (i.e. shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memory loss, slurred speech or white/grayish skin color? If you feel that an elderly neighbor is ill call 9-1-1.
If you feel they may be in danger if they remain alone, ask them to come home with you until the temperature rises to a safe level and the dangerous condition in their home.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 343 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016 ...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING... ...STRONG WINDS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING... NJZ004-006-103>108-NYZ072>075-078>081-176>179-132200- /O.EXT.KOKX.WC.Y.0001.160213T1800Z-160214T1700Z/ EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN- WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION- NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)- KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS- NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU- 343 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EST SUNDAY... * LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...LONG ISLAND AND MOST OF NORTHEASTERN NEW JERSEY...MOST OF COASTAL CONNECTICUT... WESTERN BERGEN AND SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTIES. * HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS. * TIMING...COLDEST WIND CHILLS LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. * WIND CHILL...FROM 18 TO 23 DEGREES BELOW ZERO DUE TO TEMPERATURES AROUND ZERO...AND NORTHWEST WINDS 0 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. * COLD 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. * WIND IMPACTS...SCATTERED TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES DOWNED. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. 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
Friday, February 12, 2016
|Sent:||15:37 EST on 02-12-2016|
|Effective:||15:37 EST on 02-12-2016|
|Expires:||12:00 EST on 02-14-2016|
High tide flood over for South Queens: NWS
by: Sadef Ali Kully
February 12, 2016
After two days of unusually high tide, the coastal flood warning ended Wednesday afternoon for parts of southern Queens, according to the National Weather Service.
Over the previous two days, members of the West 12th Road Block Association in Broad Channel posted photos of the rising tide in the morning on the civic group’s blog.
On Twitter, many Hurricane Sandy-affected residents tweeted out photos from Monday through Wednesday of streets filled with water.
A spokesman from the National Weather Service said the unexpected high tide was due to a strengthening coastal storm and the spring tide. A spring tide is the large rise and fall of the tide at or soon after the new or the full moon.
After the big blizzard hit the east coast, unexpected flooding due to high tide took over the streets in and around several neighborhoods in Broad Channel, Rockaway, Howard Beach and other parts of southern Queens, according to national weather officials.
According to the National Weather Service, a coastal flood advisory was issued for Tuesday and Wednesday for shore locations along southern Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Officials said tides were almost 1.5 feet to 2.5 feet above normal, and on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 12p.m. for tides of 1 feet to 2 feet above normal. Officials warned that coastal residents should be alert for later warnings, take action to protect property and stay off of vulnerable roads.
The Office of Emergency Management said it had crews from the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Sanitation to help residents and commuters in the affected flood area.
Reach Reporter Sadef Ali Kully by e-mail at skull
y@cng local.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.
©2016 COMMUNITY NEWS GROUP
Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 404 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 ...DANGEROUSLY COLD WINDCHILLS THIS WEEKEND... NJZ004-006-104>108-NYZ072>075-078>081-176>179-122215- /O.NEW.KOKX.WC.Y.0001.160213T2100Z-160214T1700Z/ EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX- WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX- RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK- NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU- 404 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO NOON EST SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO NOON EST SUNDAY. * LOCATIONS...METRO NEW YORK CITY AND NEW JERSEY AND LONG ISLAND. * HAZARD TYPES...POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WINDCHILLS. * TIMING...COLDEST WIND CHILLS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. * WIND CHILL...AS LOW AS 20 TO 25 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES OF 5 ABOVE TO 5 DEGREES BELOW ZERO...AND NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. * IMPACTS...THE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE. PROLONGED EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE FROSTBITE. 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. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.