According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning will remain in effect beginning at 6 AM Wednesday until 6 AM Thursday. Heavy snow expected with accumulations predicted to be between 5 to 9 inches. Travel is expected to become difficult to impossible, specifically during the evening commute. The snowfall will develop during the morning, becoming heavy by the afternoon. At times visibility will make for treacherous travel conditions. Heavy snow and wind gusts (up to 37 mph) could bring down tree limbs and power lines. Travel during this storm is not recommended.
“I would urge residents to stay home if possible. These conditions will make for a dangerous commute making travel hazardous to impossible at times. If you intend to drive during this storm, please keep your vehicles stocked with an extra flashlight, food, water and emergency supplies. Take precautionary measures tonight such as charging up all cell phones, computers and battery operated radios. Check in on your elderly family and neighbors to make sure they have enough supplies. And please keep all pets indoors during this storm.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim
WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE NWS FOR OUR AREA:
A Winter storm warning is in effect from 6 AM - 6 PM Wednesday
A Coastal Flood warning has been issued in effect from 1 AM - 4 AM and again from Noon - 6 PM on Wednesday.
Power Outages - PSEG Information: View PSEG Long Island’s outage map Click Here
To report and receive status updates on an outage Text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or to report an outage online visit www.psegliny.com
To register have your account number available and text REG to PSEGLI (773454)
Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything contacting the wire. To report a downed wire call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 1-800-490-0075
Flooding or Road Concerns: To report icing, flooding and other storm related conditions along the roads, please contact the highway department at (631) 360-7500
Stranded Vehicles: If there is an emergency, please dial 9-11 immediately. All non life-threatening calls can be directed to the department of public safety by calling (631) 360-7553
Animals & Family Pets: All domestic animals should remain indoors during the snowstorm, with the exception of allowing dogs to venture out to go to the bathroom. Outdoor animals should be sheltered indoors for the duration of this storm. To report animals in distress, strays or other loose domestic or wild animals please call (631) 360-7575
Elderly Neighbors & Special Needs individuals: Please check on your neighbors with disabilities, special needs and senior citizens. Make sure they have an emergency phone, plenty of water, food and blankets. Ask if they have someone to call in the event of an emergency.