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.
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:
Time and date of the application: August 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Approximate location(s): Davis Park and Point OWoods 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)
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.
Dr. James Tomarken, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, issued an advisory against bathing at 67 beaches due to the heavy rainfall on Friday. Among the beaches are those located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various North Shore embayments (Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Harbor and Bay, Centerport Harbor, Northport Harbor and Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor Complex, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges.
The County Sheriff's Office has actively engaged all assets in preparation for the arrival of the blizzard expected to hit Long Island with tremendous force this evening and throughout the overnight hours. Sworn personnel, emergency vehicles and inmate work crews all stand ready.
Suffolk Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco stated, This is a dangerous storm which will likely produce power outages, and since road travel will be very dangerous, residents should have a plan in place to stay warm and safe under these conditions.
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.
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
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 Departments representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agencys Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:
Saturday, Nov. 24 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport.