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Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does! [Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
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NWS issues Hazardous Weather Outlook

8 hours 17 min ago

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New York NY
454 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut,
northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.

An area of low pressure will affect the region late Saturday into
Sunday morning. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are likely, with
locally higher amounts possible in any thunderstorms that develop.
Areas of urban and poor drainage flooding are likely, with localized
flash flooding possible. Additionally, a few strong to possibly
severe thunderstorms are possible, with a weak tornado not out of
the question.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is possible Saturday night into Sunday morning.

49th Anniversary of the Moon Landing - July 20th, 1969

8 hours 26 min ago
You know You Are Getting a Tad Long in the Tooth if  You Remember 49 Years Ago Today when these famous words were spoken from the face of the moon... 

Culture Pass: Free Admission to Museums, Gardens, And More...

Thu, 2018-07-19 03:53
Culture Pass: A New Programfor Library Cardholders It's summer in the city and NYC libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens and other cultural attractions with your friends and family. Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a program for cardholding patrons ages 13 and older.
Using your library card, you can reserve a pass and get free admission to more than 30 cultural institutions across New York City, including The Met, Wave Hill, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Children’s Museum of the Arts and many more.
To get started, visit the Culture Pass website and follow these steps:
1. Under 'Reserve a Pass,' select your library system.
2. Log in to the Culture Pass reservation system using your library card credentials.
3. Browse for available passes by date, venue or location. Each pass will offer free entry for either two or four people; please read the details carefully.
4. Make a reservation.
5. Retrieve your pass shortly before your visit. (Once you print or download your pass, you cannot cancel your reservation.) There's a full list of participating organizations on the Culture Pass website, as well as a list of frequently asked questions. If you have other questions or comments, please let us know. We hope you have fun discovering more about your city! CULTURE PASS ONLINE

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING

Tue, 2018-07-17 06:57

Flood Watch
National Weather Service New York NY
338 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for our area.* From noon EDT today through this evening

* A slow moving frontal system will bring numerous showers and
thunderstorms to the region this afternoon into this evening.

* Any thunderstorms will have the potential to bring torrential
downpours with rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. These
types of rainfall rates will cause urban and poor drainage
flooding, with potential for flash flooding in areas affected by
multiple successive thunderstorms. Additionally, rapid water
level rises can occur on flashy small rivers and streams in
basins affected by this activity.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY

Mon, 2018-07-16 02:49

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
358 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Heat Advisory,
which is in effect from noon Monday to 6 PM EDT Tuesday.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...In the upper 90s.

* TIMING...Monday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity
may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended
exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and
humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any
length of time.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air
conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members
and neighbors. To find a NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit
http://nyc.gov/oem

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato - News and Updates

Fri, 2018-07-13 13:46
 Friday July 13, 2018   In This Issue Mobile Office Mobi-Mat $400 M Upgrades for Jamaica Bay July 4th in Breezy Free Summer Meals  Events ASPCA Mobile Van MetroCard Van Naloxone Training Quick Links Senior Tips Thank A Veteran Vollie Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act Online Voter Registration Stop by the office! Rockaway 9516 Rockaway Beach BoulevardRockaway Beach, NY 11693718-945-9550Fax: 718-945-9549 Howard Beach162-38 Cross Bay Blvd.Howard Beach, NY 11414718-641-8755Fax: 718-835-3190 Albany LOB 827Albany, NY 12248518-455-4292amatos@nyassembly.gov Visit our Website  Dear Neighbor, We're so excited to announce that our summer mobile office hours will be starting next month all across the 23rd Assembly District! Bring your concerns, questions, or come by just to say hi. Check out the full schedule below. P lease feel free to call on me with any question or concerns. You can get daily updates by following me on Facebookand Twitter . As always, Summer mobile office hours We'll be bringing our office to you, in every corner of the district. My team and I are ready to hear your concerns and see how we can help make government work for you! Here's where we'll be and when: Mobi-mat at Beach 10th Entrance in Far Rockaway! In response to request made by my office the New York City Parks Department placed a mobi-mat leading from the boardwalk to the sand at Beach 10 thstreet in Far Rockaway. Going to the beach is wonderful, getting onto the sand for some can be extremely difficult- mobi-mats help to ensure that everyone has equal access to the beach. Today was a big win for all city residents- Thank you Parks Department!  $400 Million in Upgrades for Jamaica Bay So excited to stand with DEP Commissioner Vincent Sapienza, and my colleagues in government, in announcing a $400 million dollar improvement plan for Jamaica Bay. Few parts of the country know how important taking care of the Earth is as well as we do. There’s a balance, a true relationship, between the people of Jamaica Bay and the Bay itself. Investing in this ecological jewel, will not only show off the natural beauty of our water and its ecosystem, but will create the next generation of environmentalists to preserve and protect it. Thanks to everyone who’s been working so hard to protect our bay! Patriotism in Breezy Point True American spirit is always on display in Breezy Point! It was my honor to attend the reading of The Declaration of Independence and The Gettysburg Address on the Fourth of July. Happy Birthday America - and thanks to the 23rd Assembly District, the heart of patriotism in New York City! Free summer meals for ALL KIDS! (Yes, really!) More than 500,000 children in NYC don't have enough to eat. When school lets out, students lose access to free school meals, which puts an even bigger strain on their families. But in partnership with Hunger Free America, did you know that NYC gives FREE SUMMER MEALS (breakfast and lunch) at least five days a week - and in some locations seven days - to any  child? You don't need proof of income, ID, or any paperwork - just to be a child under the age of 18! Please pass the word along, and find your local site here: http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org ! Upcoming Events MetroCard Van in Howard Beach and Far Rockaway On Friday, August 31st, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM my office will host a MTA MetroCard Van at two locations: Outside the Lindenwood Shopping Center (82-35 153rd Avenue, Howard Beach, Queens) from 10:00 AM to NOON and outside the Wavecrest Shopping Center (2-43 Beach 20th St, Far Rockaway, Queens) from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Residents can utilize the MetroCard van to purchase standard, senior or other reduced-fare cards locally, without having to visit a train station. Naloxone Training My office, in conjunction with the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, will host another free training session in the 23rd District to train people how to recognize, respond to and reverse an opioid overdose by using the lifesaving medicine naloxone. Our next seminar will take place on August 8th at the Rise Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd., starting at 6 PM. Participants must be 16 or older. To register call my office at (718) 945-9550, or email me atamatos@nyassembly.gov. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato |NYS Assembly | P: 718-945-9550| F: 718-945-9549 | amatos@nyassembly.gov | 

NWS issues Coastal Flood Statement regarding tonight's 8:39 pm high tide....

Thu, 2018-07-12 07:47


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service New York NY
339 AM EDT Thu Jul 12 2018

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE 7 PM EDT to 10 PM EDT...

* LOCATIONS...The vulnerable areas along the bays of southern Queens
and southern Nassau counties.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...From around 1/2 foot to near 2 feet.

* TIMING...7 PM EDT to 10 PM EDT.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the most
vulnerable locations near the shoreline.

Hurricane Chris tracking NE....high rip current risk and minor coastal flooding possible with tonight's 7:45 pm high tide

Wed, 2018-07-11 07:19


...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE 6 PM EDT TO 9 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...For high rip current risk, the Atlantic Ocean
beaches of Queens and Nassau counties. For minor coastal
flooding, vulnerable areas along the bays of southern Queens and
southern Nassau counties.


* TIMING...High rip current risk, 8 am through 9 pm today.
Wednesday. Minor coastal flooding 6 pm through 9 pm this
evening.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1 to 2 feet above astronomical tides.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the most
vulnerable locations near the shoreline.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers.
Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf
hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted
signs and swim in life guarded areas.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float, and do not swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.