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"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 Something for Others: This Week Is Be Kind to Humankind Week

Sometimes we all get caught up in life, but we must remember to do something for someone else. So, do something for others this Be Kind to Humankind Week.

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Many Long Islanders are lucky enough to have everything they needs, however there are other Long Island who are struggling. These struggling Long Islanders can use some kindness. So, show others how kind and giving you are because this week is Be Kind to Humankind Week.

By showing kindness to others can help build a supportive family and community. With bullying at the height of controversy, teaching one another empathy can make someone a better person and help kids avoid bullying behavior.

This summer the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was the way that many people nationwide were showing that they cared. Not only did they raise money, but also awareness for ALS. 

There are various things you can do this week to show your kindness to others. But, remember, not only show your kindness this week, but show your kindness year round.

  • Donate Money: A simple way to show you care is donating to a local charity. ALS, cancer, and Lupus organizations are always looking for donations. But, also remember that people are still struggling after Hurricane Sandy.
  • Donate Time: Maybe you do not have a lot of money, but you can donate your time and help many charity organization branching from food kitchens to shelters
  • Donate Clothes: Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall wardrobe, it doesn't matter. There are many people in need who need clothes for all year round.
  • Donate Food: Food pantries and shelters get a lot of donations during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but they need food all year. 
  • Do a Charity Walk , Run, or Event: There are many events going on during the year that are raising money, clothes, food, or just awareness. Check some of them out in our events calendar.
  • Donate Blood: One blood donation can save at most 3 people's lives. Donating your blood can mean so much to so many people.
  • Sign Up to Be an Organ Donor: Register to be an organ donor through New York State. Over 10,000 people are waiting for transplants and one person can save up to eight lives and improve the lives of up to 50 people with cells and tissue.

How will you show kindness to humankind? Tell us in the comments below!

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