2017-02-02 / Front Page

ARE YOU READY FOR NIKO?

Suffolk County has issued a blizzard warning through 6 p.m. Thursday, while in Nassau, officials issued and a winter storm warning and meteorologists anticipate between 8-12 inches of the shite stuff will blanket Long Island.

The storm is expected to start at 5 a.m., with heavy accumulations up to 8 a.m. After that, heavy-to-moderate snow is expected through 2 p.m. Dangerous driving and travel conditions and icy roads are expected.

Temperatures will begin dropping tonight, residents will hit the supermarkets and workers will be out pre sanding the roads.

Residents are reminded to:

• take their cars off the roads, if possible;

•shovel out fire hydrants;

•check the batteries in your flashlights in the event you lose power;

•Walk carefully on snowy, icy, walkways.

•Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack—a major cause of death in the winter. Use caution, take breaks, push the snow instead of lifting it when possible, and lift lighter loads;

•If going outdoors, keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.

Also check on your neighbors, especially the sick or elderly.

And, don’t forget that a snow d ay off is a great opportunity to snuggle up with a good book, play board games with your family or enjoy the beauty and majesty of Mother Nature.

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