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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 1/2 to 4 1/2 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. * Coastal flood impacts...potential for widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline this evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for this evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM.....9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... New Haven CT.........817 PM......8.9-9.6/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Old Field NY.........820 PM......9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.....Min-mod.. Glen Cove NY.........900 PM....10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this afternoon into this evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,07:36 AM

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A week of Long Island entertainment options packed with baking, singing, dancing and more! Check out the details here!

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The week of Valentine’s Day is finally here! This week, Long Island is packed with entertainment and activities ranging from Valentine’s Day chocolate baking, karaoke, country and line dancing and more! On Monday, head over to Hampton Bays Public Library for a session on chocolate bark baking and The Nest Bar & Lounge for its karaoke night. On Tuesday, Babylon Public Library has a session on tastes of Mardi Gras and it’s Tacos night at Social Sports Kitchen. On Wednesday, head over to the Nutty Irishman for country and line dancing and The Paramount for a performance by Matisyahu. On Thursday, it’s a special Valentine’s Day screening night of Frederick Knott’s The Tense Thriller, Wait Until Dark at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport. Bay Street Theatre is also screening War of the Roses. Check out the details below!


Who: Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark At Hampton Bays Public Library
Info: Learn how to bake your own chocolate bark from the Baking Coach. There will be melted chocolate, white and milk with an assortment of candies, sprinkles and more. While waiting for it to dry, you’ll also have the chance to decorate your own bakery box to bring home. Registration required.
Cost: $5 Material Fee
Time & Place: 6:30PM at Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays – (631) 728-6241

Who: Karaoke Mondays At The Nest Bar & Lounge
Info: Come out for a fun night of karaoke! It happens every Monday night.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8PM to 2AM at The Nest Bar & Lounge, 382 East Meadow Avenue, East Meadow – (516) 607-5395


Who: A Taste Of Mardi Gras At Babylon Public Library
Info: Here’s your chance to travel to New Orleans through taste. Kathy Dlugolonski will cook up Cajun delights for sampling. Registration required.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Babylon Public Library, 24 S. Carll Street, Babylon – (631) 669-1624

Who: Taco Tuesdays At Social Sports Kitchen
Info: Stop by Social Sports Kitchen to enjoy viewing a game of sports while dishing out to delicious meals and cocktails. Tuesday is also $2 tacos night. It also has $3 Coronas and $5 Margaritas!
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Social Sports Kitchen, 1002 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 489-8080


Who: Country And Line Dancing Night At Nutty Irishman
Info: It’s country night at Nutty Irishman. Enjoy live music by DJ Cowboy Ben E., free line dancing instruction, pickleback shots, PBR cans, Coors banquet cans and Jack Daniel shots.
Cost: $5
Time & Place: 7PM to 9PM For Line Dancing Instruction at Nutty Irishman, 60 East Main Street, Bay Shore – (631) 969-9700

Who: Matisyahu At The Paramount
Info: Hasidic reggae musician Matisyahu stands out from the crowd of the New York reggae scene. Matisyahu is a lyricist, MC and beatboxer and offers a performance at The Paramount.
Cost: $29.50 to $52.50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300


Who: Valentine’s Day Special Pre-Show Party At John W. Engeman Theater At Northport
Info: Enjoy Frederick Knott’s The Tense Thriller, Wait Until Dark! On this special night, tickets will also include a glass of champagne or beverage of your choice, hot buffet and a chocolate rose. Reserve tickets in advance.
Cost: $70
Time & Place: 6:30PM at John W. Engeman Theater At Northport, 250 Main Street, Northport – (631) 261-2900

Who: Unvalentine’s Day Event At Bay Street Theatre
Info: Enjoy the screening of War of the Roses. Your admission includes one glass of house wine.
Cost: $10
Time & Place: 8PM at Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Streets, Sag Harbor – (631) 725-9500

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