Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The prospects of blizzard-like conditions slamming Long Island Friday just got even likelier.The National Weather Service Thursday afternoon issued a blizzard warning for all of Long Island beginning 6 a.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Saturday.The weather service also upped its predictions of snow accumulation in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, noting that both could see more than one foot of snow.Meteorologists predicted Nassau could get blanketed with 10 to 14 inches, while Suffolk could be hit with 10 to 15 inches.The powerful winter storm is expected to also bring winds of 20 to 40 mph, plus gusts of up to 60 mph.On top of the heavy snow predictions, the national weather service is also calling for temperatures Friday night to fall into the 20s.The strongest winds and heaviest snowfall will occur Friday evening into Saturday morning, the NWS said.The potential blizzard also makes driving dangerous, with the storm possibly spawning whiteout conditions. The weather service warned residents not to drive, but if people must travel “have a survival kit with you.”The NWS also issued a coastal flood warning for both counties, noting that waves could reach up to 13 feet in Suffolk.Widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and basements is also expected, meteorologists said, adding, “numerous road closures may be needed.”National Grid, which will be leading storm response over the Long Island Power Authority, said Thursday that the storm could knock out power to more than 100,000 customers.
Offshore support vessel owner Oceanteam has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.Illustration; One of Oceanteam’s vessels jointly owned with BourbonOceanteam said on Monday that it had named Henk van den Ijssel as its new CEO, with effect from February 1, 2020.The current CEO, Leidus Bosman, expressed his intention to resign from Oceanteam and step down from the position to pursue a new career opportunity outside the company. Bosman joined Oceanteam as the CEO in October 2018, he was appointed to the position in August 2018.As his successor, van den IJssel brings broad international experience in the offshore oil and gas subsea construction industry and in the offshore wind renewable market.He has a proven track record, latest as the chief commercial officer of the DeepOcean Group and previously with Allseas and Acergy – now Subsea 7, with a primary focus on business development, commercial management, and strategy.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.