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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,11:48 PM

Some NYS Parks Remain Closed Due to Extensive Damage Caused by Sandy

Some NYS Parks Remain Closed Due to Extensive Damage Caused by Sandy, and the subsequent Nor'easter that hit the area. Here's the latest update from NYS.

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November 12th, 2012 (Long Island, NY) - The following Long Island parks are closed until further notice due to health and safety issues from Hurricane Sandy, including dangerous storm debris, downed trees and power lines, and loss of utilities:

Golfing at Bethpage State Park is limited due to tree damage. Call ahead for information.

The following facilities in the Hudson Valley and New York City are closed until further notice: 

  • The athletic field and track at Riverbank, West Harlem
  • Nyack Beach, Upper Nyack
  • Stony Point Battlefield Historic Site, Stony Point 

Visitors should also expect that services may be limited and roadways/trails impassable, bathrooms closed or certain areas off-limits due to cleanup and remaining dangerous conditions at all State Parks in regions affected by Hurricane Sandy.

For up-to date information on the state's response to Hurricane Sandy and safety tips, please visit


For More Information, Contact:
Randy Simons or Dan Keefe