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Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does! [Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
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Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato - News and Updates

Fri, 2018-07-13 13:46
 Friday July 13, 2018   In This Issue Mobile Office Mobi-Mat $400 M Upgrades for Jamaica Bay July 4th in Breezy Free Summer Meals  Events ASPCA Mobile Van MetroCard Van Naloxone Training Quick Links Senior Tips Thank A Veteran Vollie Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act Online Voter Registration Stop by the office! Rockaway 9516 Rockaway Beach BoulevardRockaway Beach, NY 11693718-945-9550Fax: 718-945-9549 Howard Beach162-38 Cross Bay Blvd.Howard Beach, NY 11414718-641-8755Fax: 718-835-3190 Albany LOB 827Albany, NY 12248518-455-4292amatos@nyassembly.gov Visit our Website  Dear Neighbor, We're so excited to announce that our summer mobile office hours will be starting next month all across the 23rd Assembly District! Bring your concerns, questions, or come by just to say hi. Check out the full schedule below. P lease feel free to call on me with any question or concerns. You can get daily updates by following me on Facebookand Twitter . As always, Summer mobile office hours We'll be bringing our office to you, in every corner of the district. My team and I are ready to hear your concerns and see how we can help make government work for you! Here's where we'll be and when: Mobi-mat at Beach 10th Entrance in Far Rockaway! In response to request made by my office the New York City Parks Department placed a mobi-mat leading from the boardwalk to the sand at Beach 10 thstreet in Far Rockaway. Going to the beach is wonderful, getting onto the sand for some can be extremely difficult- mobi-mats help to ensure that everyone has equal access to the beach. Today was a big win for all city residents- Thank you Parks Department!  $400 Million in Upgrades for Jamaica Bay So excited to stand with DEP Commissioner Vincent Sapienza, and my colleagues in government, in announcing a $400 million dollar improvement plan for Jamaica Bay. Few parts of the country know how important taking care of the Earth is as well as we do. There’s a balance, a true relationship, between the people of Jamaica Bay and the Bay itself. Investing in this ecological jewel, will not only show off the natural beauty of our water and its ecosystem, but will create the next generation of environmentalists to preserve and protect it. Thanks to everyone who’s been working so hard to protect our bay! Patriotism in Breezy Point True American spirit is always on display in Breezy Point! It was my honor to attend the reading of The Declaration of Independence and The Gettysburg Address on the Fourth of July. Happy Birthday America - and thanks to the 23rd Assembly District, the heart of patriotism in New York City! Free summer meals for ALL KIDS! (Yes, really!) More than 500,000 children in NYC don't have enough to eat. When school lets out, students lose access to free school meals, which puts an even bigger strain on their families. But in partnership with Hunger Free America, did you know that NYC gives FREE SUMMER MEALS (breakfast and lunch) at least five days a week - and in some locations seven days - to any  child? You don't need proof of income, ID, or any paperwork - just to be a child under the age of 18! Please pass the word along, and find your local site here: http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org ! Upcoming Events MetroCard Van in Howard Beach and Far Rockaway On Friday, August 31st, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM my office will host a MTA MetroCard Van at two locations: Outside the Lindenwood Shopping Center (82-35 153rd Avenue, Howard Beach, Queens) from 10:00 AM to NOON and outside the Wavecrest Shopping Center (2-43 Beach 20th St, Far Rockaway, Queens) from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Residents can utilize the MetroCard van to purchase standard, senior or other reduced-fare cards locally, without having to visit a train station. Naloxone Training My office, in conjunction with the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, will host another free training session in the 23rd District to train people how to recognize, respond to and reverse an opioid overdose by using the lifesaving medicine naloxone. Our next seminar will take place on August 8th at the Rise Center, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd., starting at 6 PM. Participants must be 16 or older. To register call my office at (718) 945-9550, or email me atamatos@nyassembly.gov. Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato |NYS Assembly | P: 718-945-9550| F: 718-945-9549 | amatos@nyassembly.gov | 

NWS issues Coastal Flood Statement regarding tonight's 8:39 pm high tide....

Thu, 2018-07-12 07:47


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service New York NY
339 AM EDT Thu Jul 12 2018

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE 7 PM EDT to 10 PM EDT...

* LOCATIONS...The vulnerable areas along the bays of southern Queens
and southern Nassau counties.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...From around 1/2 foot to near 2 feet.

* TIMING...7 PM EDT to 10 PM EDT.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the most
vulnerable locations near the shoreline.

Hurricane Chris tracking NE....high rip current risk and minor coastal flooding possible with tonight's 7:45 pm high tide

Wed, 2018-07-11 07:19


...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE 6 PM EDT TO 9 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...For high rip current risk, the Atlantic Ocean
beaches of Queens and Nassau counties. For minor coastal
flooding, vulnerable areas along the bays of southern Queens and
southern Nassau counties.


* TIMING...High rip current risk, 8 am through 9 pm today.
Wednesday. Minor coastal flooding 6 pm through 9 pm this
evening.

* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1 to 2 feet above astronomical tides.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the most
vulnerable locations near the shoreline.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers.
Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf
hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted
signs and swim in life guarded areas.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float, and do not swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

NWS - Flash Flood Watch now in effect -

Fri, 2018-07-06 05:41

Flood Watch
National Weather Service New York NY
416 AM EDT Fri Jul 6 2018

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE TODAY...

CTZ009>012-NJZ004-006-104>108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-062000-
/O.EXT.KOKX.FF.A.0003.000000T0000Z-180706T2000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-
Southern New London-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Eastern Bergen-
Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-
Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-
Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-
Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-
Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
416 AM EDT Fri Jul 6 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and
southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern
Connecticut, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern
New Haven, and Southern New London. In northeast New Jersey,
Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union,
Hudson, Western Essex, and Western Union. In southeast New
York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan),
Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens,
Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern
Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern
Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk.

* Until 4 PM EDT this afternoon

* Heavy rainfall from showers and thunderstorms will result in
urban and poor drainage flooding. Rainfall rates of up to two
inches per hour are possible with some of these storms.


* Torrential downpours could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

NWS issues Flash Flood Watch for our area

Thu, 2018-07-05 22:41

Flood Watch
National Weather Service New York NY
326 PM EDT Thu Jul 5 2018

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING...


CTZ009>012-NJZ004-006-104>108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-060900-
/O.NEW.KOKX.FF.A.0003.180706T0600Z-180706T1800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Southern Middlesex-
Southern New London-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Eastern Bergen-
Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-
Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-
Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-
Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-
Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
326 PM EDT Thu Jul 5 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT FRIDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON
...

* Heavy rainfall from showers and thunderstorms will result in
urban and poor drainage flooding. Rainfall rates of one to two
inches per hour are possible with some of these storms.

* Torrential downpours could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

Heat Advisory through 9 pm, July 4th,,,,

Tue, 2018-07-03 17:10

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
309 PM EDT Tue Jul 3 2018

NYZ072>075-176-178-040315-
/O.EXT.KOKX.HT.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-180705T0100Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
309 PM EDT Tue Jul 3 2018

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 104 today around 95 on Wednesday.

* TIMING...Highest heat indices will occur in the afternoon and
evening.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity
may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended
exposure.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and
humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any
length of time.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air
conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members
and neighbors. To find a NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit
http://nyc.gov/oem

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

Weekly Construction Bulletin - July 2nd - 6th, 2018

Tue, 2018-07-03 07:35

Good afternoon,

[Below] please find the Weekly Construction Bulletin for the Broad Channel Reconstruction project.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
REMINDER--WEST 13TH ROAD IS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.  PLEASE OBEY POSTED SIGNS.  (THE RESTRICTIONS WILL BE LIFTED FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH ONLY, BUT PARKING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT ALL OTHER TIMES.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS OFF THE STREET BY 7 AM THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 5TH.
Have a good afternoon,
Fern WeinreichCommunity Construction LiaisonBroad Channel Project   ID: HWQ1182AField Office Number: 646-300-4351Cell Number: 917-854-8341broadchannelccl@gmail.comNew Weekly  

NWS Heat Briefing

Mon, 2018-07-02 16:15