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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST Monday... * 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 Monday 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 Monday 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 from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and 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 from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 10 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 17,03:24 AM

Go Wild This June: National Zoo and Aquarium Month

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. Learn something new at the various Long Island zoos and aquariums this month!

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National Zoo and Aquarium Month takes place this June and is a celebration of the preservation of wildlife. Educating people about different animals and fish is not only fun, but the education can help inspire people to preserve wildlife in our world.

Each and every year there are many animals who are closer and closer to extinction. If we educate ourselves about the wildlife, we might inspire a generation to try and make our life on Earth not only better for us, but maintain the wildlife that is important to the survival of our environment. 

Luckily on Long Island, we have many great zoos and aquariums. When many people think of zoos, one always thinks of the Bronx Zoo. Additionally, the New York Aquarium is very popular as well. But, although they do not have the distinctions as zoos or aquariums, Long Island has many animal preserves and habitats. Be sure to check one of this month or sometime this summer!

Zoos

Aquarium

  • Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center - Riverhead
    Also known as Atlantis Marine World, this is one of the most popular aquariums on the island offering visitors sea lion shows. a koi pond, and penguin pavilion. 
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium - Cold Spring Harbor
    With the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles and fish, not only can guest enjoy their two buildings of aquariums, they can also take classes to learn more about local wildlife.

What zoo and aquariums do you plan on visiting this month or this summer? Tell us in the comments below!

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