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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

Red Bull Global Rallycross Brings Extreme Motor Sports to Nassau Coliseum

Nassau will be host to two days of intense racing on July 19th and 20th!

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Extreme sports and racing fans are sure to be excited when Red Bull Global Rallycross comes to Nassau Coliseum on July 19th and 20th. Global Rallycross (GRC) is a high-octane race between 2500 lbs small production-based cars that have been enhanced to reach 600 horsepower, accelerate from 0-60 mph in under two seconds, and withstand both collisions with other cars and drops from as high as 70 feet.

Close quarters will pit the cars practically door-to-door against each other as they race over dirt and asphalt and perform table-top jumps. Up to ten vehicles produced by Ford, Hyundai, Subaru, and Volkswagen will take to the track simultaneously.

GRC does not take lengthy breaks between the action, which means patrons will be on the edge of their seats for the whole show. When Volkswagen Rallycross NY begins on Saturday, July 19th the racing will kick off with Supercar qualifying to start the afternoon, followed by a swift transition to Lites qualifying. The Supercars and Lites will both compete over the next two hours to determine who will make it into Sunday’s semifinals and finals races. The last two rounds of Supercar racing will bookend the Lites finals on the afternoon on July 20th.

Volkswagen Rallycross NY is the fourth event of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season and the first of eight standalone events slated for the year. It will be headlined by two-time Red Bull GRC champion Tanner Faust, current GRC leader Scott Speed, and former Formula 1 star Nelson Piquet Jr.

GRC Vegas winner Ken Block will also be on the track, as will Supercars rookies Joni Wiman and Austin Dyne who have recently moved up from the Lites competition. Bucky Lasek, who has continuously medaled as a professional skateboarder during the Summer X Games over the past 15 years, will be looking to further cement his GRC credentials as he takes to the track as well.

For venue and ticket information, please visit the Event Listing.

[Source: Red Bull GRC]
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