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"Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 to 4 ft above astronomical tides this evening. 2 1/2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides Tuesday morning. * Timing...minor to moderate coastal flooding this evening due to surge and wave action. Localized minor coastal flooding expected with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle due to residual surge. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline 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....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.6.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM......8.9-9.4/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Glen Cove NY.........900 PM.....9.6-10.1/1.8-2.3.....Min-mod.. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Tue am... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......911 am.....9.8-10.3/2.0-2.5.....Iso minor Stamford CT..........838 am......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Iso minor Bridgeport CT........835 am......8.8-9.3/1.5-2.0.....Iso minor Glen Cove NY.........908 am.....9.6-10.1/1.8-2.3.....Iso minor , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this evening to just after midnight. * 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 30 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 4 to 7 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 17,09:48 PM

Regents, Finals, and Tests! Oh My! Finals Preparation for Students on Long Island

Everything is building up to this point at the end of the school year: final exams. Whether it is a Regents or a general final exam, Long Island students may have two weeks of exams ...

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Whether young Long Islanders like it or not, finals have begun or are beginning. Regents examinations begin next week, but there is still time to tie up loose ends and study productively.

From being mentally prepared for an exam to being physically prepared could mean a really good grade or a stressful test taking experience. Being prepare can make a student feel confident and ultimately foster better grades.

So, keeping the following tips in mind while preparing for your finals and Regents will be helpful to any young Long Islander stuck taking a final:

  • Pencil vs. Pen: It is important to have a writing utensil. However, be clear about what you need for the exams. Many Regents require the entire exam to be written in blue or black ink. 
  • Calculator: Be sure to have extra batteries as to prevent your calculator from malfunctioning. Some schools will provide a calculator, but be sure to have a back-up.
  • Set an Alarm: For Regents exams, if you are late, you will not receive extra time on the exam. Be sure to show up on time and set your alarm.
  • Cellphones: Leave them at home or leave them in the car. Depending on the school, you might need to hand in your phone before your exam. If you try hiding the phone and it goes off, you might have your final exam or Regents exam score canceled. 
  • Review Sessions: Some libraries and schools offer review sessions for students. Check out LongIsland.com's Event Page for final exam and regents review. Additionally, check your local libraries.
  • Don't Cram: This may work for some, but cramming only causes stress and students will lose the information as fast as they were trying to retain it.
  • Go to Bed Early the Night Before an Exam: In addition to setting your alarm, going to bed early will ensure you are rested for your exam.
  • Dress Comfortably: You are taking a final exam or Regents, who cares how you look. You maybe sitting for 2 or 3 hours. Avoid too much make-up and tight clothes.
  • Stay Hydrated and Bring a Snack: Be sure to bring a water to keep yourself hydrated during the exam. If you are able to bring a snack, it might be a good idea to ensure you maintain your composure. 
  • Read Question Carefully: You might already know the directions, but read them again to ensure you are following all guidelines. 
  • Relax - You have been preparing all year for this exam.

Do you have any exam advice? Tell us in the comments below!