Suffolk County

Jan 09
published by rtorres
05:39am, Jan 09, 2014

Noting that influenza activity usually peaks in January and February, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken are urging all residents who have not yet received this season’s flu vaccination to get one as soon as possible. Flu season runs from October through May.
“Influenza is a substantial public health threat, so we ask individuals to get the vaccine to protect not only themselves but also their families and the community,” said Bellone.

Aug 06
published by rtorres
12:52pm, Aug 06, 2013

Weather permitting, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing annual effort to control the mosquito population.

The following treatments are for Vector Control:

New information:
Time and date of the application: August 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Approximate location(s): Davis Park and Point O’Woods on Fire Island.
Sites to be treated: – All streets in the villages.
Method of Treatment: Ground spraying – ultra-low-volume aerosol
Name of Pesticide: Anvil (sumithrin)

As previously reported:

Jul 16
published by mkaridis
10:53am, Jul 16, 2013

Suffolk County officials will treat salt marshes with the pesticide Altosid to control mosquito larvae today. They will also enact ground spraying of a low-volume pesticide named Anvil on streets in Davis Park and Points O'Woods on Fire Island.

Aerial spraying began this morning and will last through 8 p.m. Ground spraying will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight.


Spray will be distributed by means of helicopter.

Mar 12
03:41am, Mar 12, 2013

Suffolk police have announced a privately funded gun buyback event to help get unregistered firearms out of the streets.

The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on March 30 at Prayer Tabernacle Church located at 3550 Great Neck Rd. in Amityville.

Police will pay $100 for each unregistered, operable handgun and as much as $400 for assault weapons.

No questions will be asked and no identification is necessary, said detective lieutenant Robert Donohue of the Community Response Bureau.

Dec 13
published by tvineeth
11:35am, Dec 13, 2012

A natural tree can become fully engulfed in flames and spread fire to the rest of the home if it is not properly cared for. Similar results can occur with artificial trees that are not fire retardant or inherently fire resistant.

Selection Tips
 Make certain the tree has a “healthy” green appearance and is not a shade of brown.
 While on the lot test the tree for dryness by shaking it vigorously or bumping the trunk on ground several times and observe for excessive needle loss especially at the
branch tips.

Nov 23
published by tvineeth
03:43pm, Nov 23, 2012

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at four locations on Long Island to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.

The Department’s representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:

Nassau County

Saturday, Nov. 24 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport.

Nov 23
published by tvineeth
03:34pm, Nov 23, 2012

Suffolk County Emergency Shelter Hotline is open! For those displaced by Super Storm Sandy, Suffolk County has established temporary emergency shelter accommodations in cooperation with New York Institute of Technology. For those who have been displaced by Sandy and have need of emergency shelter, Suffolk County has established a HOTLINE dedicated to assisting residents with these shelter needs.

Residents can call 631-504-6853. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. seven days a week.

FEMA Sheltering & Temporary Essential Power (STEP)

Nov 08
published by rtorres
03:36pm, Nov 08, 2012

November 8, 2012, Yaphank, NY - In a coordinated regional effort designed to better manage and ease the current fuel challenges, Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced a plan today to institute a fuel management system in both Suffolk and Nassau counties that will go into effect at 5:00am Friday, November 9, 2012. This temporary policy will require gas stations to sell fuel only to drivers with vehicles bearing license plate numbers that correlate in odd/even terms with the day of the month in accordance with the following requirements:

Nov 05
published by tvineeth
12:22pm, Nov 05, 2012

In flood zones for safety reasons, LIPA requires homeowners to provide an Authorization to Energize by an approved electrical inspection agency before they will re-energize homes. Given the large number of homes impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the process which LIPA requires to ensure public safety could leave a significant number of homes without power for an extended period of time.

Suffolk County is therefore coordinating with LIPA, FEMA, NYS and Towns to facilitate this inspection at no cost to homeowners in the affected areas.

Mar 07
published by kmineo
03:55pm, Mar 07, 2012

Nassau County's Hempstead Turnpike has been named the most dangerous road for pedestrians in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York for the fourth year in a row, with 15 deaths over a three-year period ending in 2010.

Tri-State Transportation Campaign's Most Dangerous Roads for Walking Report names Route 27 the most dangerous in Suffolk County and third overall.

There were nearly 200 pedestrian deaths on Long Island between 2008 and 2010.

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