Massapequa Braces for SNOW #massapequa #blizzard

We have a blizzard warning in effect.  The weather forecasters are predicting between one to two feet of snow to fall in our area.

The National Weather Service warns of a “CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD TO IMPACT THE AREA FROM LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY” and tells us to expect heavy and blowing snow with blizzard conditions that can accumulate to 20-30 inches, falling 2-4 inches an hour from late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Winds are expected to be North 30-40 MPH with gusts 55-65 MPH and visibility will be 1/4 mile or less at times. We can expect the temperatures to drop from the 40s as we saw today to the lower 20s.

Earlier today, the plows were all set up in our area as we saw 4 trucks lined up in the Sunrise Philips Plaza parking lot.  The grocery stores were packed as everyone wanted to make sure they had enough bread and milk in preparation for this big storm!

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Already, tomorrow’s activities at Massapequa Public Schools have been cancelled:

Due to the impending weather forecast, all after school and evening activities are cancelled for Monday, January 26th.  Please stay tuned to the District’s website for further information as conditions develop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some helpful links to prepare for this storm:

  • Check the district’s website for information about school closings: http://www.msd.k12.ny.us/
  • For a list of school closings and delays across our area, visit Newsday’s School Closing Page.
  • For snow plowing issues:
    • Town of Oyster Bay: 516-677-5757
    • Village of Massapequa Park: 516-798-0244
  • To report an outage with PSEG Long Island visit their “Report an Outage” page or call 800-490-0075.
  • PSEG Long Island offers some winter storm safety tips:
    • Winter Storm Safety

      In the event of a severe storm impacting Long Island, customers are encouraged to follow these storm preparation recommendations to help ensure their family’s safety and comfort:

      • Have a battery-powered radio or TV available;
      • Have flashlights and extra batteries readily accessible for all family members;
      • Have a supply of canned food with a manual can opener available;
      • If you have an electric water pump, keep spare containers of water for cooking and washing;
      • Keep a non-electronic phone in your home – phone lines often remain operational even during power outages;
      • If you decide to use a standby generator, have it installed by a licensed electrician and never operate it inside your garage or home;
      • If an outage occurs, disconnect appliances and sensitive electronic equipment to prevent any possible damage that could be caused by momentary power spike that could occur when service is restored.
      • Make arrangements now for elderly and others with special needs such as those who depend on electrical life support.

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