Weather Alert  

"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "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. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... ...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 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less this morning. 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. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,01:00 PM

Do It Yourself Road Trip Emergency Kit

You never know what’s going to happen on the road, be prepared with this kit that you can easily put together.

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The road can be a dangerous place. We all know this, yet so many of us are unprepared for an emergency situation while on the highway.
 
There are many areas on the road where you just cannot depend on cell phone service. If you end up getting stuck in a dead zone, there’s no telling how far you might be from an area where you can call for help.
 
While trunk space may be limited during a long road trip, there are some essential items that you should never travel without.
 
Flashlight and extra batteries: Yes, you have that handy-dandy flashlight app on your phone. But what happens when your phone runs out of batteries?
 
Jumper cables: This is always a must-have in your car. Jumping your car can be an easy solution if your battery dies, all it takes is a fellow driver and less than five minutes.
 
Gloves, wool socks, boots and a blanket: This may be in the event of a worse-case scenario, but if you end up breaking down in the middle of a snowstorm, these item might just save you from hypothermia or even death.
 
Necessary fluids for your car: Another easy fix to a potential problem you might face on the road. Some fluids you can include in your kit are motor oil, brake fluid, a gallon of water, and antifreeze. A funnel and some rags are also useful.
 
Road flares: Be sure to warn passing cars that you’re stranded, and also draw attention to yourself in case you need help.
 
Other recommended items:
  • First aid kit
  • Fuses, make sure you have the right ones for your car.
  • Tools: pliers, flat and Phillips-head screwdrivers, and an adjustable wrench.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • Electrical and duct tape.
  • WD-40.
  • Knife.
  • Bright cloth or emergency road sign to display in your window in case of trouble.
It is also important to be knowledgable about your engine. Make sure to keep your cell phone charged and - most importantly - drive safe!