State Of Emergency Declared, Dozens Of Drivers Rescued From Flooded Roads CBS NY August 13,2104
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Multiple local government agencies on Long Island declared states of emergency Wednesday after a storm dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain, causing major flooding in some spots that stranded motorists and snarled the morning commute.
From Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning, Islip got more than 13 inches of rain, more than the normal total for June, July and August of 11.75 inches, said Joe Pollina of the National Weather Service.
More than 5 inches of it fell in just a one-hour period, from 5 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Pollina said. Holbrook got nearly 11 inches.
A state of emergency was declared in Suffolk County, where county Executive Steve Bellone called the weather Wednesday morning a “storm of historic proportions...MORE (CBS NY)
August 12, 2014 NewsLI.com
(Long Island, NY) The Nassau County Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating, Ralph Sarenco, of Hamden, New York who on August 10, 2014 was en-route to a residence in Nassau County and has not arrived.
According to the report, Sarenco is being considered a missing vulnerable adult with early onset dementia. He was last believed to be in the Nassau County area and was driving a red 1998 GMC Sierra pickup truck with NY registration BHG-3533. Ralph is traveling with his beagle dog and may appear confused and need medical attention...MORE (newsli.com)
Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan Gizmodo August 2014
It's been several months since we last checked in with New York City's perennially delayed, incredibly expensive infrastructural wonder: The East Side Access project, a plan to build a new station beneath Grand Central station that will connect Manhattan and Queens. Deep below the city, work continues—and now, the MTA has given us an update.
Back in March, the MTA told Gizmodo about the process of building out the huge tunnels that will one day shuttle hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers deep below the city. Back then, the bored tunnels were still just holes in the bedrock of Manhattan, cluttered with tools and machinery. But as a new set of updated photos from the MTA illustrates, work is coming along on the long-delayed project, which will extend the Long Island Rail Road into Manhattan:
The new photos show us plenty of what's going on inside the deep caverns below Manhattan, which are now being lined with concrete and outfitted with all of the infrastructure that will make it functional—from waterproofing to electrical systems...MORE+ Photos (Gizmodo.com)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — You’ve probably seen them in the waters off of Long Island and were not sure what they were. Bay houses, some of them over a hundred years old, are seeing their numbers dwindle.
From the busy parkways in the distance the structures look like weather-beaten shacks, impossibly floating on the marshes.
As CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, the artifacts of history are approachable only by boat.
“This is a way of life. It’s not just a house on a marsh land, you’re talking about generations of fishermen and duck hunters that have called these marsh lands part of our regional identity,” L.I. Traditions executive director, Nancy Solomon said...MORE (CBS NY)
13WHAM.com August 3, 2014
Amagansett, N.Y. (AP) -- A scientist says a dead shark that washed up on the beach on Long Island was a great white.
The 4-foot shark was found on the beach at Amagansett on Tuesday.
The carcass was dissected Thursday under the direction of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service...MORE (13wham.com)
WILLISTON PARK, N.Y. July 24, 2014 (CBSNewYork/AP) – Business owners are vowing to rebuild after a five-alarm fire ripped through a row of Long Island storefronts early Thursday morning.
The fire broke out at 2:45 a.m. at 600 Willis Avenue in the village of Williston Park.
Fire officials said the blaze started in a shoe store and then quickly spread, CBS 2′s Weijia Jiang reported.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, Asst. Chief Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro said, “The fire was already blowing out the front of the store.”...
July 21, 2014
There Are 221 Nassau & 186 Suffolk Bridges, Plus Thousands of Miles of Highways In Need of Repairs, Upgrades & Safety Improvements on Long Island - However, Federal Highway Funding Could Soon End or Slow Down Dramatically When The ‘Highway Trust Fund’ Cliff Is Set to Hit in August
Schumer Calls on Congressional Colleagues to Reach Agreement This Week to Avoid Highway Trust Fund Insolvency; Would Help NYSDOT & Long Island Localities Fund Deficient Bridge Repair Projects & Reduce Risk of Widespread Closures, Worse Emergency Response Times, and Bigger Burden on Taxpayers
Schumer: Highway Trust Fund Cliff Would Cut off Fed Funds for Bridge Repair Projects Along the LIE & Highway Safety Upgrades