Notify NYC – Intermittent Wind Gusts

Notification issued 10/28/16 at 1:14 PM. New York City is experiencing intermittent wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH. During periods of high winds, residents should use caution when walking or driving high profile vehicles. Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages. To prepare, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1. For the latest weather information, please visit

My School has Rhythm not Violence

Tune in tonight to Fox 5 News at 6 PM. The Community Affairs Bureau, School Safety Division’s 2016 “My School Has Rhythm, Not Violence” talent competition winners will be featured by Ernie Anastos. “My School Has Rhythm, Not Violence” competition is an anti violence initiative which features students from High Schools throughout the Bronx. You may view the video by clicking: HERE.

Notify NYC – Fireworks

Notification issued 10/5/16 at 4:10 PM. A fireworks display is scheduled to take place tomorrow, 10/6, at approximately 9:20 PM, on a barge in the water near Liberty Island.

Police issue warning after reports of clowns on Long Island


Police on Long Island issued warnings Friday after reports of clown sightings popped up this week. The reports even caused one school to take extra security measures Friday.

Suffolk County police said they received two calls about clowns Wednesday evening.
The first caller said there was a person dressed as a clown in North Babylon. The second report came from Brentwood, saying a group of people dressed as clowns were jumping in front of cars.

Officers investigated both reports, and no arrests were made.

“While the motives of these individuals could not be determined, the department reminds the public false reporting and intentional harassment or disturbing of the peace can lead to legal consequences,” said Stu Cameron, Suffolk County’s police chief.

Cameron said people involved in activity like this may be subject to violations and/or misdemeanor arrest under New York state law. For link click here

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned for September 28

Notification issued 9/28/16 at 10:00 AM. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Weather Service, with the participation of state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers, radio, broadcast TV, cable, and satellite stations, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The public should receive both audio and on-screen text conveying that this is only a test. The alert is scheduled for today, September 28, at 2:20 pm.  For more information:



US Government issues formal Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall


The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Samsung is recalling Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones due to serious fire and burn hazards.

Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled phones, the government said.

The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers, officials said.

Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

The recall involves about 1 million Galaxy Note 7 phones sold before September 15, 2016. It’s an unprecedented recall that delivers a severe blow to Samsung, which had hoped to simply issue a software update to fix the problem.

The recalled devices have a 5.7 inch screen and were sold in the following colors: black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum and silver titanium with a matching stylus. Samsung is printed on the top front of the phone and Galaxy Note7 is printed on the back of the phone.

To determine if your phone has been recalled, locate the IMEI number on the back of the phone or the packaging, and enter the IMEI number into the online registration site at or call Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197.

If you own a Galaxy Note 7, contact your wireless carrier or place of purchase, call Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197 anytime, or go online at

The formal recall makes it illegal to sell the devices or use them on airplanes.

In answering some questions about why it took so long for an official recall, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye said the commission needed to wait for documentation they needed to be able to tell consumers that the recourse being offered by Samsung was legitimate.

“It’s not a recipe for a successful recall for a company to go out on their own,” Kaye said.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

A Moment of Silence for the Fallen on September 11

Sunday is the 15th anniversary of 9/11, when more than 3,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks in the United States.

For many Americans, the tragic events of 9/11 instill a renewed sense of patriotism and an incentive to serve others. Here are some ways that you can reflect, serve, and remember this September 11:

  • Observe a moment of silence. Many Americans observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), marking the exact moment Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center.
  • Volunteer for service. September 11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance, when you can volunteer in your community.

Learn about what happened on 9/11. Find out what happened 15 years ago at the airplane crash sites in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.