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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 areas...in 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. However...at 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 16,04:00 PM

National Grid

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Founded in 1990, National Grid is a British-based utilities provider that distributes gas and runs electric grids in England as well as much of the Northeastern United States. Today, the company is responsible for gas transmission services in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as Far Rockaway, and operates a liquefied natural gas storage facility in Holtsville.

Nat Grid announced its intention to acquire KeySpan—Long Island’s previous gas operator, which had replaced the gas division of LILCO in 1998—in early 2006 and completed the process by late 2007 after receiving approval from the US government and regulatory agencies. National Grid USA is headquartered in Massachusetts and is now the second largest utility in the country, serving well over 3 million customers.

In addition to bringing gas into homes, National Grid takes numerous safety precautions to protect houses and businesses. Though natural gas is normally odorless and colorless, the company adds a sulfuric “rotten egg” smell to make the gas easily detectable in the event of a gas leak.

 

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