Preparing for Hurricane Sandy in Point Lookout, NY

National Weather Service Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Quantitative Precipitation Forecast HPC QPF for Tropical Storm Sandy
National Weather Service Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Quantitative Precipitation Forecast HPC QPF for Tropical Storm Sandy

So, RUMOR (in other words TV & Radio news) has it we’re expecting possible:

    • direct hit (although the target area is like 500 miles wide)
    • 90 mph winds (?)
    • 15 ft storm surge (I think our house is 12)
    • 12 inches of rain

All this from the media who usually scream… “AAAAGGH- run for cover, take shelter, don’t leave the house-it’s going to… rain!”
I notice they’re going to milk the “hurricane” status, which they all just jumped for joy shouting “hooray-I can call it a hurricane again” although all numbers they’re showing indicate it will be downgraded to tropical storm status when making landfall.

National Weather Service- Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone
National Weather Service- Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Track Forecast Cone

I prefer to keep cool and get a better sense of what is happening, but we are at about 48 hours out right now and decisions are going to have to be made.

That little voice in my head is reminding me the media are going to be WRONG. They have a habit of crying wolf, but we should all be prepare for the worst, right?

National Weather Service- Hurricane Force Wind Speed Probabilities map

National Weather Service- Hurricane Force Wind Speed Probabilities

To that end, I share the following:
PLCA have emailed links to
Town Of Hempstead – Hurricane Safety

And also how to Register for TOH Emergency Notification System
where you can be called, texted or emailed up-to-the-minute emergency information from the Town of Hempstead

Other sources:
Sea by the City in Long Beach today shared
City of Long Beach Storm Preparedness Update

NY State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (very quiet from them-this is their job most of all!!)

This arrived in the mail about 3 months ago and I have toyed with posting and discussing it, as it struck me as an offensive joke … if you don’t get it, we’ll discuss it later. For right now, I share it for what it is worth. I place a low value on it, as the county obviously does.

ridiculous, iunformation-free political mailing

bad joke? hope you remebered to “enact” the plan..if you didnt write down a friend or family member in the lines here, you’re probably out of luck!

Twitter links:
NOAA ‏@NOAA
Natl Hurricane Ctr ‏@NHC_Atlantic
National Weather Service ‏@usNWSgov
LIPA‏ @LIPAnews
NY State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services @NYSDHSES
Nassau County OEM‏ @NassauCountyOEM
NYC OEM – Notify NYC‏ @NotifyNYC
Long Beach, New York‏ @LongBeach11561

Please note-you should be able to click on the National Weather Service pictures to go to the most currently up to date version of it.

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Saturday afternoon UPDATE…
a message from the Fire Commissioner:

With the approaching storm arriving this weekend, just a reminder to all in Point Lookout and Lido…

If you hear the Fire Siren go off in a long steady continuous wail, that is the signal that you should turn on your radio or TV for an Evacuation message. We set the siren off every Saturday as a test at 12:05 pm, so if you hear it at any other time, you need to be aware that something important is coming up. We will be using the system if there is a mandatory evacuation called by County Executive Mangano.

Now is the time to plan out what you will do in event of a storm. You may be executing it in a few days.

Please pass this info on to all your family and friends. Thank you.

Chas Thompson

Fire Commissioner

Lido-Point Lookout Fire District

Please share with us any further info, sources, ideas etc you may have

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One thought on “Preparing for Hurricane Sandy in Point Lookout, NY

  1. Trying to get update on Atlantic beach. My family used to own the westbury clubs. We can’t seem to get any info on what happened there. Westbury beach club is part of my life history. Any info would be great. Stay safe!

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