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Great Neck Estates
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Village of Great Neck Estates
The Village of Great Neck Estates is situated on the peninsula of Great Neck in the Town of North Hempstead. The Village dates back to 1911 where it was incorporated as one of nine villages in Great Neck.
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NYS Division of Consumer Protection
Paula J. O'Brien, Esq.
Director, Division of Consumer Protection
October 18, 2021
Fall and Winter Safety Reminders
Cooler temperatures are a reminder of fun fall activities and family gatherings for the holidays. However, the fall and winter months also call for extra precautions. The NYS Division of Consumer Protection, in partnership with the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC), offers these tips to keep you safe.
The CPSC reports that house fires led to an average of over 2,300 deaths, over 10,000 injuries, and $7B in property damage from 2016-2018. Home fires are common, but also preventable. Carbon monoxide associated with generators and home heating systems accounted for the largest percentage of reported fatalities; there were 808 deaths from 2004 through 2013 due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
We urge you to take preventative measures to reduce the risk and protect yourselves, your families, and your community:
Fire and Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
* Make sure your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarms are functioning by testing them once per month. Both alarms should be battery-operated or have a battery back-up, and batteries should be changed once per year. You should have a separate alarm for each to prevent these separate emergencies.
* Have a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm on every floor, outside sleeping areas and inside bedrooms. You can check for interconnecting alarms so that one sounds, they all sound.
* Your smoke alarm doesn't just sound when there is a fire. Learn the difference between the sounds: three loud beeps (continuous) means there is smoke or a fire, and one "chirp" every 30-60 seconds means it is time to change the battery.
* Your smoke alarm must be changed every 10 years. Make sure you find out how old the smoke alarm is when you move into a new residence. If your smoke alarm continues to "chirp" even after you have replaced the battery, it's time to replace your smoke alarm.
* Most home fires start in the kitchen. Make sure you always keep watch over your cooking and that there is a fire extinguisher nearby.
* Have a fire escape plan and review it with your family. Make sure plans meet the needs of those with disabilities, children, and those with mobility issues in the household.
* Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and confusion. If you suspect CO poisoning, get outside to fresh air immediately, and then call 911.
* On average, one of every 13 hotel or motel reports a structure fire each year. Make sure you are staying at a hotel or motel equipped with smoke alarms and sprinklers, locate the fire exits when you arrive, and review the escape plan with your traveling companions.
* Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician.
* Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, at least 20 feet away from your home.
You can find more sources of information for fire prevention and carbon monoxide safety at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Materials).
The Division of Consumer Protection offers these tips and more to educate and support New York's consumers. To find more information, go to the Division of Consumer Protection website at: https://dos.ny.gov/consumer-protection.
Connect with the Division on social media by following us via Twitter at @NYSConsumer<https://twitter.com/NYSConsumer> or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nysconsumer
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Telephone Scam Advisory
Nassau County Commissioner of Police is reporting an increase in telephone scams directed at our elderly residents. Education of our residents is important! Please read his letter to the Village.
For your own health and well-being, for the health and safety of our dedicated EMT crews, and for the safety and health of all in our community, ONLY CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE IF IT IS TRULY A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.
Read about the Proper Use of Ambulance Service during the Covid19 Crisis from Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company.
In an effort to provide more reliable and effective communications with citizens, the Village of Great Neck Estates has implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our emergency notification provider.
Swift911™ is a system designed to make phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information.
The Village will use this system to notify citizens by phone of information regarding you or your property. The system can make thousands of calls in a minute to convey vital information. These messages may include information on floods, fires, water emergencies, road closures, missing persons, evacuation orders, and weather emergencies. Click here to register
|Do Not Solicit
Pursuant to Chapter 157 of the Code, the Village Administrator’s Office maintains a list of written requests from residents who DO NOT WISH TO BE SOLICITED by solicitors which have obtained a Solicitation Permit from the Village pursuant to Village or federal law.
In addition, owners of property in the Village may file a written declaration with the Village Administrator that they DO NOT PERMIT DISTRIBUTION OR DEPOSIT OF PRINTED MATTER upon their property.
IF YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED ON EITHER LIST, YOU MUST ANNUALLY UPDATE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VILLAGE.
|PSEG Long Island
BE PREPARED AND STAY IN TOUCH
• Save PSEG Long Island's Electric Service number: 1-800-490-0075
• Familiarize yourself with PSEG Long Island's mobile-friendly website, online Outage Center and Outage Map at www.psegliny.com/stormcenter -for the most up-to-date information customers might need when the storm hits
• Sign up now for My Alerts, PSEG Long Island's text message service. Report a power outage by text and receive status updates by text and/or email. Since this requires an account number for a one-time registration, it's best to do it beforehand. To register, text REG to PSEGLI (773454) or visit the My Account section of the website www.psegliny.com/account
• like PSEG Long Island on Facebook (www.facebook.com/psegli) and follow us on Twitter
(@PSEGlI) for updates before, during and after the storm. Remember, though, outages cannot be reported through social media
• Charge all mobile phones, tablets and other handheld devices in advance of the storm
• Make sure everyone in the family is prepared and knows what to do if there is an emergency. Visit www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/Sesame to learn about the PSEG and Sesame Street App "let's Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies"
• Watch PSEG Long Island's YouTube videos at www.youtube.com/psegli for tips on how to
prepare your family and how power is restored after a storm.
Natural Gas Safety
USING YOUR SENSES
A gas leak is often recognized by:
SMELL – Natural gas is colorless and odorless. A distinctive, pungent odor, similar to rotten eggs, is added so that you’ll recognize it quickly. Not all transmission lines are odorized.
SIGHT – You may see a white cloud, mist, fog, bubbles in standing water, or blowing dust. You may also see vegetation that appears to be dead or dying for no apparent reason.
SOUND - You may hear an unusual noise like roaring, hissing or whistling.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU SUSPECT A LEAK
MOVE to a safe environment
CALL 911 or 1-800-490-0045 in Nassau
DO NOT smoke or operate electrical switches or appliances. These items may produce a spark that might ignite the gas and cause an explosion.
DO NOT assume someone else will report the condition. Provide the exact location, including cross streets, and advise if any digging activities are going on in the area.
IF YOU SMELL GAS - ACT FAST
Flood Awareness Bulletin
Please be advised that there has been a pattern of luxury cars and SUV’s stolen, not only in Nassau County but throughout the Tri-State area. Late model Land Rover’s, Mercedes Benz and other luxury cars with push button starts and key fobs are being targeted. The thefts are occurring at all times of the day and night in which the car has been left unlocked and the key fob left in a vehicle equipped with a push button start.
The following are police recommendations to help safeguard your vehicle:
Be advised that the Village Code prohibits the parking of vehicles on all streets within the Village between the hours of 2:00am and 7:00am. If you have guests staying at your home and find a need to park vehicles in front of your home, please call the Police Department to be put on the permission list. We will make every effort to accommodate your need.
The Board of Trustees highly recommended that our residents install automatic standby generators on their property in preparation for periods of power outages.
The Building Department is working with the Board and the Residents to make the process of installing a Generator both safe and easy. Click here for more information.