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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST Monday... * 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 Monday 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 Monday 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 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. , "Storm Warning" ...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 10 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. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,09:12 PM

Long Island Dog Adoption

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If you are looking to adopt a dog on Long Island there are numerous rescue organizations and shelters with wonderful, family-friendly dogs waiting for their forever home. Dog adoption is an excellent option that gives abandoned or lost animals a second chance to have a good life in a loving home and provide your family with years of love, fun and laughter.

Owning a pet has been proven to offer health benefits in numerous ways. Notable studies have proven that early exposure to multiple pets can reduce or eliminate allergic reactions to a variety of allergens in children. Dogs are known for providing companionship and unconditional love, but they have also proven to be helpful in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels, stress levels and providing psychological benefits. As generally attentive listeners, they can help stave off loneliness and provide opportunities for socialization, outdoor activities and exercise.  As Mayo Clinic oncologist Edward T. Creagan, MD, summarized, “We all need something to live for and something to focus on, besides ourselves. Pets offer us unconditional love, which is of significant benefit to our overall well-being.”

Many town shelters work hand in hand with local non-profit, no-kill rescue groups in an effort to foster or place adoptable companion dogs. Most offer free or low cost neuter or spaying services, as well as providing affordable vaccinations and medical treatment if required. Quite a few rescue groups provide homes for foster dogs awaiting a great family to come find them, so make sure to contact them for some of the best adoptable dogs available.

If you are a Long Island resident on the hunt for the perfect dog to adopt, check out these local resources … your new best friend may already be waiting there!

Dog Adoption Resources:

Town of Islip Animal Shelter- 210 S. Denver Ave., Bayshore, NY – (631) 224-5660
Shelter Link is a rescue group who works hand in hand with Islip shelter
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter – 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh, NY – (516)  785-5220
Bidawee Adoption Center is located directly next door to Hempstead’s shelter and assists in placing pets in loving homes. Check out all their locations and services at:
Town of Babylon Animal Shelter – 51 Lamar St., West Babylon, NY (631) 643-9270
Town of Riverhead Animal Shelter – 532 Youngs Ave., Calverton, NY (631) 369-6189
Kent Animal Shelter - 2259 River Rd., Calverton, NY (631) 727-5731
Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter – 300 Horseblock Rd., Brookhaven, NY (631) 286-4990
Town of Huntington Animal Shelter – 106 Deposit Rd., East Northport, NY (631) 754-8722
Little Shelter – 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, NY (631) 368-8770
Southampton Animal Shelter – 102 Old Riverhead West Rd., Hampton Bays, NY (631) 728-7387
New Leash Animal Rescue - P.O. Box 52, Shirley, NY 11967 631-394-8292
Town of Freeport Animal Shelter – 2 Rider Pl., Freeport, NY (516) 378-4340

Adopt a dog... save a life and find your best friend!

Other Doggy Resources:
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Licensing information
Pet friendly beaches
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