Heat Advisory issued August 16 at 3:14PM EDT until August 17 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS NYC

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT FRIDAY…
* HEAT INDEX VALUES…In the mid 90s.
* TIMING…This afternoon and Friday afternoon.
* 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.

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.

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.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued Aug 17 at 3:42PM until Aug 17 at 11:00PM by NWS Storm Prediction Center

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 340 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

NEW YORK COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ORANGEO PUTNAM ROCKLAND 
WESTCHESTER

Issued By: NWS Storm Prediction Center

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Police: 15 month-old Killed After Being Struck by Minivan Driven by Father

A fifteen month-old Village of Kaser girl was killed Monday afternoon after she was struck by a minivan driven by her father. Ramapo Police say Levi Rosenberg struck his daughter, Gitty, on Phyllis Terrace. The girl was brought to Good Samaritan Hospital by Hatzolah Ambulance and was pronounced dead there. The investigation is continuing, and there were no other details provided.

 

 

TOR, TZx, TRIPS-Memorial Day Holiday Schedule / Detours

TOR, TZx, TRIPS-Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

Friday, May 25th

  • TOR 59, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, Loop 1, Loop 2 and Loop 3: Regular weekday service.
  • TZx: Regular weekday service.  Some departures from Tarrytown station will be slightly adjusted to coordinate with train schedule.
  • TRIPS: Regular service.

Monday, May 28th

  • TOR 59, 91, 92, 93, 94 and Loop 3: Saturday service.
  • TOR 95 and 97: No service
  • TOR Loop 1 and Loop 2: Regular service.
  • TZx: Weekend service.
  • TRIPS:  ADA service only.

The Rockland County Department of Public Transportation Office in Pomona will be closed on Monday, May 28th.  For a complete list of local transit system changes for the holiday please click the following link:  Memorial Day 2018 Transit Schedules

TOR & TZx Memorial Day Parade Detours

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th parades throughout Rockland will temporarily impact our Transport of Rockland (TOR) and TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) bus service.  Some bus stops will be relocated during the parade detours between the hours of 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Regular routes will resume when parades end.

Village of Nyack: TOR 59, 91 and TZx will pick up/drop off on South Franklin Street while Artopee Way is closed.

Village of Suffern: TZx, TOR 59 and Loop 3 will pick up at the regular bus stop.

TOR 93 Eastbound (to Pearl River) will pick up at the regular bus stop and terminate in Nanuet on Middletown Road & First Street.

TOR 93 Westbound (to Sloatsburg) will pick up on Route 202 & Chestnut Street instead of Hallet Place.

Pearl River: TOR 92 will pick up on Route 304 & East Central Avenue and Gilbert Avenue & South Middletown Road.

TOR 93 Eastbound (to Pearl River) will NOT serve Pearl River during the parade.  Route will terminate in Nanuet on South Middletown Road & First Street.

TOR 93 Westbound (to Sloatsburg) will pick up on South Middletown Road & First Street.

Hillburn, Sloatsburg, Stony Point, West Nyack:  buses may experience minor delays during parade.  No detour.

For a complete list of local transit system changes for the holiday please click the following link Memorial Day 2018.pdf

NJ Transit schedule

Rockland Officials Examine Post-Storm Assessment Report from O&R

Rockland’s County Executive and other elected officials had a closed-door meeting with O&R executives at the Fire Training Center last night to see what changes could be made to the company’s response to the damaging March nor’easters. The company submitted an Emergency Response Plan that is being reviewed by Rockland emergency personnel. County Executive Ed Day said communication was a major problem, and the company promises to do better…

Audio: Ed Day

Utility officials said providing assistance to Puerto Rico after the hurricane hit did not affect O&R’s response in March, as many had come to suspect it had. The meeting and report come as O&R seeks permission for a reported $25 million rate hike from the Public Service Commission.

Homeless Man Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats Against County Clerk Employees

A homeless man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill employees of the Rockland County Clerk’s office in New City. 38-year-old Kim Vasquez, who also goes by the name ‘Kum Kee Yee the third’ and ‘Triple X’ faces seven years in prison for making terroristic threats. He allegedly posted a message online threatening to kill people if they did not remove his name from public records.

Ramapo Police Arrest Portchester Gymnastics Coach on Felony Charges of Sexually Abusing Children

Joseph Lewin (courtesy Ramapo Police Department)

A 67 year-old Portchester man has been arrested and charged with six felony counts of sexually abusing children. Rockland’s District Attorney Tom Zugibe and Ramapo Police said  the popular Rockland County gymnastics coach, Joseph Lewandoski, also known as Joseph Lewin, owned gyms in Suffern and Hillburn. At least five children under 13 were allegedly abused between 2001 and 2014. Zugibe said there could be more victims that have yet to come forward. If you have any information please contact Ramapo police at 845-357-2400.

80 Year-old Chestnut Ridge Woman Dies from Injuries After Tree Falls on Her Car

An 80 year-old Chestnut Ridge woman has died one day after a tree fell on her car while she was driving during Tuesday’s storms. Ramapo Police say the incident occurred on Red schoolhouse Road near Garrett Court. The unidentified woman was the car’s only occupant. The accident is still under investigation by the Ramapo Police Department.

12 year-old Garnerville gets Heart Transplant; Reported to be Doing Well

The 12 year-old Garnerville girl who was waiting for a heart transplant finally got it. Bella Muñoz underwent heart transplant surgery this afternoon. Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan says the surgery was successful and she is reported to be doing well.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.