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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 am to 6 PM EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 3 am to 6 PM EST Monday. * Locations...Suffolk County. * Hazard types...heavy snow and wind. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. * Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with 30 to 35 mph gusts. * Temperatures...in the lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter to one half mile at times. * Timing...snow develops late tonight...and then the heaviest snow will fall from the Monday morning commute through Monday afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of strong winds and a heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 am to 1 PM EST Monday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 PM Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 10 am to 1 PM EST Monday. A coastal Flood Advisory has also been issued from 10 PM Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. * Locations...coastal locations along the North Shore of Nassau and northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departures...2 to 2 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...minor coastal flooding expected for Monday morning and night high tide cycles. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1034 am.......10.0-10.5..........minor... Glen Cove NY........1048 am........9.8-10.4..........minor... Old Field NY........1050 am........9.1-9.6...........minor.... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Monday night... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1102 PM.......10.0-10.5..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.6-10.1..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........9.2-9.7...........minor.... -- Sunday Feb.07 16,08:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Clinton Claims Responsibility for Libya Attacks

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as head of the State Department, has claimed responsibility for the Sept. 11 terror attacks at the U.S. consulate in ...

In an interview with CNN on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took full responsibility for the attacks at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying she is “in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world.”  An investigation is now underway to determine what sparked the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, a State Department Computer Expert, and two security contractors, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty on Sept. 11.  

Clinton, speaking in Peru, told CNN that neither the president or vice president would have specific knowledge on the decisions made by security professionals, who analyze threats and the needs of the department.
 
The Obama administration initially blamed the attack on a U.S.-produced movie that depicted the Prophet Mohammed mockingly, before labeling it as a terrorist attack.  
 
Clinton made her remarks on Benghazi a day before the second presidential debate.  Obama has been taking a lot heat on the issue, and his opponent, Gov. Romney has used the attack to his advantage in recent campaigning.  Sen. John McCain, in a shared statement with two other Republicans on the Senate Armed Forces Committee  lauded Clinton’s gesture while claiming the White House was “trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever.” 
 
In last week’s debate, Vice President Joe biden denied having any knowledge of requests for increased security at the Benghazi outpost, and later, White House officials said such requests were handled by the State Department.
 
Clinton spoke of the ordeal in dealing with the attack, as well as the desperate search for Ambassador Stevens and those with him.  She also emphasized the need to keep diplomats actively engaged around the world, even within dangerous areas.
 
 
 
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