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.
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.
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)
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:
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.
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.