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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:54:33 GMT
Updated storm forecast and info for PW-Manhasset as of 12:30 pm January 26th: -We are only projected to have about 2.5” on the ground through dinner time -And about a total of 22.5” by 7pm tomorrow (Tues night). -Around 9pm tonight, the strong storm begins with heavy accumulations and strong winds. -It will peak around 11pm, then taper down just a touch. -Then early afternoon tomorrow, Tues, gusts are expected to hit 66mph. -This period, after all the heavy snows, is the greatest risk of power failures. -Next, the police have asked that residents stay off the roads during the storm as driving is expected to be treacherous, if not unpassable. -Note, the speed and ability of first responders to respond to a vehicular or household emergency during the storm may be substantially delayed or limited. -Next, at some point we expect the LIRR, and possibly the LIE, to be shut down. But we dont have any timing info on this, but dont expect it to be until closer to the period of heavy snows. -Next, for residents who live in areas where cars may be parked on roadways, please try to remove them from public roadways to ease plowing. -Next, in case of power outage, please call PSEG directly at: 800-490-0075 or at https://www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/CustomerService/StormCenter -Next, a shelter will be open at the New Hyde Park High School, 500 Leonard Blvd, New Hyde Park beginning at 5pm today in case someone needs a warm place to stay. -Next, and importantly, keep your NorthShoreAlert.org information up to date at NorthShoreAlert.org -Encourage others to do so. -Add all your family members. That is all for now. Peter Forman Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:32:14 GMT
Local Port Washington-Manhasset Blizzard info A snowstorm will descend on our community beginning tomorrow, Monday, January 26th. Winds are projected to 50-60 mph gusts and snowfalls in the 24”+ range. Some models project as much as 30”. Below you will find the current estimated snowfalls, by the hour. Please note that Monday, until 6pm, will have relatively lighter accumulations. Then it becomes much, much more heavy with the strong winds, as well. These forecasted amounts will obviously change. In case of power outage, please call PSEG directly at: 800-490-0075 or at https://www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/CustomerService/StormCenter This is the best way to get your service restored. Needless to say, driving, especially on Monday night until Tues evening will be hazardous, at best. Stay warm, dry, and safe. Peter Forman Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management. --Here are the projected accumulations, by hour: Hourly Total MONDAY Accum Accum. 6am 0.1 0.1 7am 0.1 0.2 8am 0.0 0.2 9am 0.3 0.5 10am 0.3 0.8 11am 0.8 12pm 0.3 1.1 1pm 1.1 2pm 1.1 3pm 0.4 1.5 4pm 0.4 1.9 5pm 1.9 6pm 0.4 2.3 7pm 0.4 2.6 8pm 1.2 3.8 9pm 1.2 5.0 10pm 0.0 5.0 11pm 1.2 6.1 TUESDAY 6.1 12am 1.2 7.3 1am 1.2 8.4 2am 1.2 9.6 3am 1.2 10.8 4am 1.2 12.0 5am 1.2 13.2 6am 1.2 14.4 7am 1.2 15.6 8am 0.6 16.2 9am 0.6 16.8 10am 0.6 17.4 11am 0.6 18.0 12pm 0.6 18.6 1pm 0.6 19.2 2pm 0.6 19.8 3pm 0.6 20.4 4pm 0.6 21.0 5pm 0.6 21.6 6pm 0.6 22.2 7pm 0.6 22.8 STOP
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:30:03 GMT
Dear Residents, The annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will take place Thursday morning between 8:30am and 10:30am. Some roads may re-open as early as 9:30am, if possible. All residents north of Manorhaven Blvd and Cow Neck Rd will be unable to travel south during the road closures. Also the King Kullen shopping center will only be accessible to Soundview residents during this period. For your info, the race will begin on Manorhaven Blvd. Continue onto Cow Neck Rd. Head south onto Middle Neck Rd and Port Washington Blvd. It will then cut across via Sandy Hollow Rd and Harbor Rd. Then back north onto Shore Rd. And finally back onto Manorhaven Blvd. The race is 5 miles in length and expects over 3000 runners. If you are interested in joining, you can do so at portchest.org Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving, Peter Forman Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:45:44 GMT
Our local police have asked us to report to you on a recent, big increase in phone and email scams targeting residents, especially seniors. The two major scams seem to be requests for money and mortgage frauds. 1) Requests for money: o One common scenario is a plea for assistance from, as an example, friend of a grandchild who has been arrested and needs bail money. o Or from someone pretending to be an attorney for the person in need. o Scams are often also related to impersonation of government agencies and utilities and for prize winners and kidnapped family members. o According to Port Washington Police Chief James Salerno, a legitimate bail or other request would never ask for monies to be sent by: § Green Dot MoneyPak § MoneyGram § Western Union § Other prepaid card / money transfer company o Please note, bail is almost always paid directly to a court or correctional facility and not to an attorney or other representative. 2) Mortgage and deed scams offering “loan modifications” (to lower interest rates) are another large source of fraud. o No one should ever sign over their deed except to a direct representative of YOUR mortgage provider. o Other related mortgage fraud tips: § Beware of anyone seeking to charge you in advance for mortgage modification services. In most cases, this is illegal. · To verify a company claiming to be affiliated with “HAMP” or the federal government, contact “HOPE” hotline 1-888-995-4673. · To verify any mortgage company or broker you can use the website: www.NMLSconsumeracces.org or www.DFS.NY.GOV 3) Please report any attempted fraud to the police: o Port Washington Police 516-883 - 0500 o Sands Point Police 516-883-3100 o Nassau County Police 516-573-6600 4) Please pass this on to anyone who may not be receiving it, especially seniors. Peter Forman, Commissioner, Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:09:43 GMT
The Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management invites all residents to a panel discussion and community forum on traffic safety hosted by the Port Washington Police District. It will be held this Wednesday, Oct 8th from 7:00-9:00PM at Landmark on Main Street (232 Main St in Port Washington). This will be an opportunity for members of the community (who either live or work here) to share with panelists concerns and idea in which we can preserve and improve our neighborhood 'livability'—with an emphasis on vehicular and pedestrian safety. The goals of this Community Streets Initiative, CSI, are to: - discourage undesirable driver behavior, - encourage safe pedestrian and bicycle use, - improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers, - involve community members in solving traffic problems, - and make efficient use of their tax dollars by prioritizing requests for improvements. The forum is free and open to all who live and work in our community. Panelists include representatives from: - Port Washington Police District - Sands Point Police Department - Nassau County Police Department - Port Washington School District's Transportation Department - Nassau County Department of Traffic Safety - Town of North Hempstead and - Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management. We look forward to seeing you.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:15:15 GMT
Dear Residents, Please be aware that tonight Nassau County will be spraying for West Nile Virus by truck from 8 PM to 4 AM in Flower Hill, Munsey Park, Plandome Hts, Plandome, and the portion of Port Washington that is south of Main St. Recognized recommendations: - Individuals, especially pregnant women and children, should remain inside during the treatment period and for about 30 minutes afterwards. One should also: - Keep windows and doors shut. Set air conditioner to recirculate, if able. Turn window fans off. - Keep children’s toys indoors. - Keep pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys. Since the effects of the ground treatment dissipate in a few hours, it is not necessary to wash off outdoor furniture or playground equipment before use, although doing so will not diminish the effectiveness of the pesticide applied. Peter Forman Commissioner Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management
Fri, 02 May 2014 19:00:16 GMT
The Town’s STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program, offers an environmentally friendly way to dispose of certain household hazardous wastes. When: This Sunday, May 4th from 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Sharp) Where: North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington - Accepted: Items such as aerosols, household chemicals, pesticides, disinfectants, fertilizers, bulbs, thermostats, rechargeable and lithium batteries, TV’s, and computers. - Please bring oil-based paints only. Latex and water-based paints, which will not be accepted, once dried out (usually 24-36 hours after the lid is removed) can be placed in a trash bag and thrown out with your regular household garbage. - Residents are invited to shred any paper documents, CD’s, DVD’s, Disks, X-rays and credit cards free of charge. - Clothing and Gently-Used Household Items will be accepted and given to charity. For more information on the S.T.O.P. program, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 or http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/content/7352/7123/4435/5474.aspx