Issues: Miscellaneous

Community Connection for Week Ending August 28th

Click on the link below for a full screen version of this week's Community Connection. In this week's issue, expressing your views on New York's economy, the South Wedge neighborhood welcomes a new business, and upcoming events through September 9th. The next Community Connection will be published on Friday, September 9th, for the week ending Sunday September 11th. It will include events around the district taking place on the weekend of September 11th.

 

August 26, 2011
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STATEN ISLANDERS REGARDING HURRICANE IRENE

Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued For Residents In Zone A & Suspension of MTA Services


Dear Neighbor:

With this week’s earthquake, and Hurricane Irene rapidly approaching the east coast, I wanted to provide you with some information on how to best prepare in the event a natural disaster should hit Staten Island.

August 26, 2011
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Ready New York: Hurricanes and New York City

General tips on how to prepare for any emergency, instructions on how to develop a hurricane disaster plan and secure your home before a storm. See the attached document.

August 26, 2011
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Ready New York: Preparing for Emergencies in New York City

An all-hazards approach to teaching New Yorkers how to stay safe when facing an emergency. Open the attached brochure.

August 26, 2011
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Prepare before the storm!

If anyone in your home uses life support equipment such as an apnea monitor or oxygen concentrator, contact Orange and Rockland before the storm.

Stock up on food, water and if necessary, prescriptions.

Charge your cell phone.  Store the numbers to report flooding or power outages in your phone.

Learn how to manually open and close your garage door.

Fill your tank.

Bring in lawn furniture, children’s toys and other large, loose objects.

Stay home during the storm.  Leave the road clear for emergency vehicles.

Stay clear of and report downed power lines to the Utility company.

 Important numbers:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Fema.gov

1-800-621-3362

 

August 26, 2011
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August 26, 2011
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9/11 Memorial in Marine Park

The candlelight ceremony will feature patriotic music, guest speakers and more.

September 11, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Hurricane Preparedness Information

            With Hurricane Irene expected to severely impact Long Island this weekend, Senator Fuschillo is reminding residents about emergency preparedness information that will help them prepare their families and homes for the storm. 

August 26, 2011
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PREPARING FOR HURRICANE IRENE

Senator Ball Reminds Residents About Importance of Storm Preparedness

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/25/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is reaching out to residents ahead of Hurricane Irene. Forecasters are expecting the storm will reach New York State this weekend, and bring with it the possibility of heavy rains and high winds. In anticipation of what could be a significant weather event, Senator Ball is reminding local families about the importance of storm preparedness.

August 25, 2011
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CON EDISON ON HIGH ALERT AS HURRICANE IRENE HEADS FOR NEW YORK

NEW YORK – As Hurricane Irene approaches New York, Con Edison is closely monitoring its progress and is preparing for the possibility of extensive outages to electric, gas and steam customers.

The company is taking all the necessary steps to prepare for the potential impacts of this storm. The storm’s high winds have the potential to topple trees and power lines throughout the company’s service area.

August 25, 2011
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Senator Golden Reminds you to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

I am writing today to inform you about the possibility of the upcoming hurricane affecting our area. Hurricane Irene strengthened to a major Category 3 storm and while it is still too early to predict a path, you should begin preparations now and at the very least, expect a windy and rainy day on Sunday, with a very real possibility of a hurricane or strong tropical storm.

August 25, 2011
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Important Hurricane Safety Information From Senator Lee Zeldin

As Hurricane Irene continues to track towards Long Island, it is important that we are best prepared in case the storm strikes our area. By planning ahead, we can protect more than our properties — we can help save lives.

Protecting Yourself and Your Family

• Make sure flashlights and radios have batteries. Have extra batteries on hand as well;

• Make sure your car has gas. Gas pumps may not operate if power goes down;

• Have cash on hand. ATMs and credit or debit card machines may not be functioning if power is lost;

• Have a three day supply of water and non-perishable, easy to prepare food (1 gallon of water per person, per day);

August 25, 2011
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Better to Be Prepared

It looks as if Hurricane Irene has Long Island squarely in its sights. I hear many people falsely claiming that “it can’t happen here.” The fact is Long Island juts out into the Atlantic and is thus very vulnerable to hurricanes. We’ve been hit several times by category three hurricanes that have done tremendous damage, even claiming lives. The best offense is a good defense so I’m sharing some tips below to help you prepare. If you have a vulnerable neighbor – a senior or someone with a disability – be sure to check on them before and after the storm. If anyone has questions or a special need, don’t hesitate to call Nassau County’s Office of Emergency Management at 516-573-0636.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TIPS

August 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN APPLAUDING DENIAL OF PERMIT FOR WANTAGH NIGHT CLUB

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with local officials and residents of Wantagh and Seaford in applauding the Zoning Board of Appeals for rejecting an application for a new "entertainment" venue in Wantagh.

August 25, 2011
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ECO POLITICS DAILY: FRACKING MEETING DRAWS CROWD BUT NOT GAS COMPANIES (VIDEO)

 

Submitted by Natasha Pietila

A meeting to discuss the benefits and risks of hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale in New York was held Tuesday in Katonah in Westchester County.

August 25, 2011
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TIMES UNION: GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING FROM JOSH FOX

 

by Sonja Stark

Josh Fox is one of the world’s leading experts on hydrofracking and that’s not because he’s a scientist, geologist, gas industry analyst or politician. Rather, he’s an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker of“GasLand”, a movie that exposes the truths behind the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in U.S. history.

August 25, 2011
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YNN: EXPERTS SPEAK AT HYDROFRACKING PUBLIC HEARING (VIDEO)

 

By: Elaina Athans

KATONAH, N.Y. — For four hours, expert after expert spoke out about the impact hydrofracking could have here in New York State. Some people drove 10 hours to testify, telling others their water is not only contaminated but also their lives.

August 25, 2011
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TIMES UNION: FRACKING FOES DRILL NO-SHOW INDUSTRY

 

KATONAH — Opponents of natural gas hydrofracking turned out at a state hearing Tuesday on the issue, including the director of the documentary “Gasland.”

August 25, 2011
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