NASSAU COUNTY, NY – Good afternoon! Scattered rain and thunderstorms are anticipated to impact the county starting after 5pm this evening. Storms will most likely come in a cohesive line, with wind gusts to 65 mph, hail to 1 inch in diameter, heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. This line will impact the area for 1-2 hours, before activity simmers down to steady rains and embedded lightning from 10pm through 2am. While the window for severe weather runs from 5-10pm, there is only expected to be a 1-2 hour period of really active weather. Rainfall totals up to 1″ is expected.
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The East Williston Fire Department will be hosting our annual Harvest Craft Fair on Saturday October 6, 2012, Rain Date Sunday October 7, 2012, please contact us at email@example.com for an application if you would like to be a vendor at this great event
On Sunday 7-15-12 the EWFD played WPFD in a friendly double header of softball and we are happy to say that we won both games! Thank you to the WPFD for then hosting us back at their HQ for post game food, we look forward to more games in the future.
The East Williston Fire Department would like to congratulate Ex-Chief Steven Jones, Firefighter Kevin Cramblitt and Firefighter Kevin O’Donnell for receiving the Nassau County Fire Service award for life saving and Ex-Chief Angelo Carbone Sr. who received the award posthumously for serving 45 years with the East Williston Fire Department
The Chief’s, Officer’s and Members of The East Williston Fire Department would like to Congratulate Firefighter and 2012 fireman of the year on receiving the honor of being named as the number 1 BLS EMT responder for all of Nassau County.
The East Williston Fire Department would like to congratulate the returning Chief’s and Officer’s:
Chief of Department
1st Assistant Chief
2nd Assistant Chief
Engine Co. Capt.
Engine Co. Lt.
Truck Co. Capt.
Truck Co. Lt.
The following is an update of Hurricane Irene.
please remember to stay inside during the storm flying debris can be dangerousand remember to stay away from windows during the storm. Please read the following for more information on the storm and stay posted to EWFD.ORG for more updates.
…HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT… …PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL
STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS… THE CHANCE FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME
IS 3 TO 10 PERCENT. ALSO…THE CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME
IS UP TO 91 PERCENT. …WINDS… AS HURRICANE IRENE APPROACHES…SUSTAINED
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE THIS EVENING…WITH
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS DEVELOPING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE
FORECAST TO BE IN THE 55 TO 75 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS UP TO 85 MPH. DAMAGING
WINDS ARE LIKELY. HOMES MAY HAVE DAMAGE TO SHINGLES… SIDING…GUTTERS AND
WINDOWS…ESPECIALLY IF THESE ITEMS ARE NOT PROPERLY SECURED. LOOSE OUTDOOR
ITEMS WILL BECOME AIRBORNE… CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE AND POSSIBLE INJURY.
POWER LINES WILL BE KNOCKED DOWN BY FALLING TREES…RESULTING IN WIDESPREAD
POWER OUTAGES. MANY LARGE BRANCHES OF TREES WILL BE SNAPPED…AND A NUMEROUS
TREES WILL BE UPROOTED. …TORNADOES… ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS
LONG ISLAND…COASTAL CONNECTICUT…AND THE NEW YORK CITY METRO AREA AS INTENSE
RAIN BANDS MOVE IN FROM THE SOUTH TONIGHT. …STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE…
STORM SURGE IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON TRACK…INTENSITY…AND SPEED OF THE STORM AS
IT APPROACHES THE COAST. THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE POSE
A SERIOUS THREAT WITH SEVERAL FEET OF WATER INUNDATION POSSIBLE ALONG COASTAL
LOCATIONS. BASED ON THE FORECAST TRACK OF HURRICANE IRENE…THERE IS POTENTIAL
FOR 4 TO 8 FEET OF SURGE ACROSS WESTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND AND NEW YORK
HARBOR…WITH 3 TO 5 FT OF SURGE ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE BAYS OF LONG ISLAND AND
NEW YORK CITY…PECONIC AND GARDINERS BAYS…AND EASTERN LONG ISLAND FROM EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING INTO EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THESE TIDAL CONDITIONS WILL BE
AGGRAVATED BY ACCOMPANYING LARGE…DESTRUCTIVE…AND LIFE THREATENING WAVES ON
TOP OF THE STORM SURGE. HIGH TIDE ACROSS NEW YORK HARBOR AND THE SOUTH SHORE
OF WESTERN LONG ISLAND IS AROUND 8 AM SUNDAY. IN A WORST CASE SCENARIO… WATER
LEVELS OF 8 TO 10 FT ABOVE MSL ARE POSSIBLE. HIGH TIDE ACROSS WESTERN LONG
ISLAND SOUND IS AROUND 11 AM SUNDAY. IN A WORST CASE SCENARIO…WATER LEVELS OF
10 TO 11 FT ABOVE MSL ARE POSSIBLE. HIGH TIDE ACROSS EASTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND
IS AROUND 9 AM SUNDAY. IN A WORST CASE SCENARIO…WATER LEVELS OF 7 TO 8 FT
ABOVE MSL ARE POSSIBLE. THERE IS A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF THE WORST CASE
SCENARIO. …INLAND FLOODING… A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE
AREA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED. SEE THE LATEST FORECAST FOR THE MOST UPDATED INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR
POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION…AND BE READY TO ACT IF FLOODING
RAINS OCCUR. …COASTAL HAZARDS… INCREASINGLY LARGE SWELLS ARRIVING FROM
HURRICANE IRENE WILL CREATE HIGH SURF…SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION AND WASHOVERS
ALONG THE ATLANTIC FACING COASTLINE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. SIGNIFICANT BEACH
EROSION IS ALSO LIKELY ALONG THE COASTLINE OF LONG ISLAND SOUND AND PECONIC AND
GARDINERS BAYS DUE TO THE SURGE AND BATTERING SURF. …RIP CURRENTS…
DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY.
Please be advised that the upcoming hurricane looks to be hitting the north-east this weekend starting Saturday afternoon. for more information you can contact the East Williston fire department at (516) 248-7566 you can also use the following websites. www.noaa.com, www.weather.com, www.spegettimodels.com all are very good sites for information. Please stay posted to this website for more updates. Be Safe.
With the possibility of a Hurricane hitting Long Island this weekend please see the following information to help you be better prepaired. If you need additional ingformation you can call the East Williston Fire Department and leave a message in the General voice mail box and you call will be returned (516) 248-7566 ex 215 or stay on the line. we will be posting more information as the storm gets closer.
During a hurricane, and possibly for days or even weeks afterward, electricity and other utilities might not be available. Debris and/or water might block the roads, preventing vehicles from getting in our out of your neighborhood. Help might not reach you for days after the hurricane, so you’ll need to be completely self-sufficient during that period.
Here are some of the most critical supplies to have on hand, well before a hurricane threatens:
•At least a 3-day and preferably a 7-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day)
•Formula, diapers, and other baby supplies
•Manual can opener
•First aid kit
•Prescription and non-prescription medicines
•Cell phones and battery-powered cell phone chargers
•Battery-powered radios and flashlights
•Plenty of batteries
•Blankets, sleeping bags, books, and games (especially if evacuating)
you can also go to www.weather.com for more information.