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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 1 am EDT Friday... * locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 ft above astronomical tides tonight. * Timing...minor flooding around the times of high tide tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties tonight. Inundation of 1 to 1 1/2 ft above ground level in the lowest lying spots. A few Road closures likely with a low threat of property damage. 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 tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ... ..............................(mllw/mhhw).................. Kings Point NY......1136 PM..10.5-11.0/2.7-3.2......minor..... Stamford CT.........1151 PM..10.3-10.8/2.5-3.0......minor..... Bridgeport CT.......1148 PM...9.6-10.1/2.3-2.8......minor..... New Haven CT........1147 PM....8.8-9.3/2.1-2.6......min-mod... , "Special Statement" ...An area of strong thunderstorms will affect western Suffolk and eastern Nassau counties... At 1049 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered 12 miles southeast of Jones Beach, moving north at 40 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Islip, Brentwood, Levittown, Freeport, Commack, Huntington Station, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Plainview, Massapequa, Hauppauge, Syosset, Huntington, Westbury and Babylon. Torrential rainfall, with one to two inches possible, is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Lat...Lon 4091 7364 4093 7352 4090 7349 4095 7349 4094 7343 4091 7341 4096 7340 4091 7322 4093 7316 4097 7316 4069 7314 4070 7323 4065 7337 4067 7324 4066 7322 4064 7322 4067 7318 4064 7314 4062 7335 4058 7357 time...Mot...loc 0249z 179deg 35kt 4045 7336 1050 PM EDT Thu may 25 2017 ...An area of strong thunderstorms will affect western Suffolk and eastern Nassau counties... At 1049 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered 12 miles southeast of Jones Beach, moving north at 40 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Islip, Brentwood, Levittown, Freeport, Commack, Huntington Station, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Plainview, Massapequa, Hauppauge, Syosset, Huntington, Westbury and Babylon. Torrential rainfall, with one to two inches possible, is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Lat...Lon 4091 7364 4093 7352 4090 7349 4095 7349 4094 7343 4091 7341 4096 7340 4091 7322 4093 7316 4097 7316 4069 7314 4070 7323 4065 7337 4067 7324 4066 7322 4064 7322 4067 7318 4064 7314 4062 7335 4058 7357 time...Mot...loc 0249z 179deg 35kt 4045 7336 -- Thursday May.25 17,11:36 PM

How to Handle Summer Emergencies

The summer is a time for fun in the sun but it is also a time to practice caution and proper safety.

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It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of summer activities but proper summer safety procedures and precautions are still necessary during this seemingly carefree time. The summer can be a very dangerous time, for adults, children, and animals. The scorching heat mixed with those pesky bugs that seem to come out in hoards during the warmer months, are just the beginning.

Knowing who to call during an emergency is imperative.

For necessary police services and emergency health services please call 911 immediately.

Nassau County
Emergency Ambulance: 516-571-2672
Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
Nassau County Main Number: 800-421-1220
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management: 516-573-0636
American Red Cross: 516-747-3500

Suffolk County
Non-Emergency Police Response: 1-631-852-COPS
PSEG Long Island: 1-800-490-0075
National Grid: 1-800-490-0045
Poison Control: 800-222-1221
Red Cross: 631-924-6911
Suffolk County Water Authority: 631-665-0663
Suffolk County Health Department:  631-854-0000
Suffolk County Public Works: 631-852-4010
Suffolk County Office of the Aging: 631-853-8200

Here are some helpful resources and information about how to keep yourself, and your family, safe this summer.

In The Heat
Heat-related illnesses are a very serious problem during the summer. If you’re spending too much time in the heat and aren’t properly hydrated you can suffer from serious ailments like heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps. Take periodic breaks from the severe heat because getting your body temperature to rise very quickly is done much more easily than lowering it back down to a healthy temperature again.

Heat-related illnesses are not just a problem that humans have to face during the hot months but animals too. Make sure your pets are safe and taken care of this summer.

Heat Safety Resources:

By The Water
Taking a dip in the pool or wading in the water at the beach are both great ways to cool off and make a splash this summer. Now, before you start making waves be sure to brush up on all poolside and beach safety precautions. Supervision is number one when it comes to water safety, always have a partner, or if you’re a child, an adult present to supervise in case of injury or emergency.

Risk of drowning is a huge issue when it comes to water safety. The Red Cross offers classes in CPR, first-aid, and emergency preparedness. Go to their website to find a class close to you so you can be prepared no matter what happens.

Water Safety Resources:

In The Sun
Summer is the prime time to soak up the sun and add some extra color to your skin tone. As much as everyone loves having that summer tan sun damage and related diseases are very serious. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer throughout the United States.

So, if you’re going to be lounging in the sun, or even just out in the open during the summer doing activities like boating, golfing, or working outside in the garden, it’s important to protect your skin and your eyes from harmful rays.

Sun Safety Resources:

In The Woods
Many people during the summer months like to spend a lot of time outside, enjoying the nice weather while they still have it. Activities like camping, hiking, and exploring new trails are very popular during this time. Choosing to spend the day getting lost in the woods, getting in touch with nature, and spending the day being active are all very positive aspects but of course the woods can have its downsides too.

Wooded, over grown areas are a breeding ground for insects, and many of the common summer insects, like ticks and mosquitoes,  can carry disease with them. Also, if you aren’t aware of the different plant life around you, you can also succumb to allergic reactions by accidentally coming in contact with plants like poison ivy and poison oak.

Woods Safety Resources:

Have a wonderful and safe summer.

[Source: Nassau County, Suffolk County, Red Cross]