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"Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 to 4 ft above astronomical tides this evening. 2 1/2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides Tuesday morning. * Timing...minor to moderate coastal flooding this evening due to surge and wave action. Localized minor coastal flooding expected with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle due to residual surge. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline 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 this 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 this evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.6.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM......8.9-9.4/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Glen Cove NY.........900 PM.....9.6-10.1/1.8-2.3.....Min-mod.. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Tue am... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......911 am.....9.8-10.3/2.0-2.5.....Iso minor Stamford CT..........838 am......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Iso minor Bridgeport CT........835 am......8.8-9.3/1.5-2.0.....Iso minor Glen Cove NY.........908 am.....9.6-10.1/1.8-2.3.....Iso minor , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this evening to just after midnight. * 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 until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 4 to 7 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. -- Monday Jan.23 17,09:48 PM

LI Law Firm Offers Free Legal Help for Sandy Victims

Superstorm Sandy victims will get free legal advice on various issues.

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A program has been launched by the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free legal assistance to Long Islanders that have been affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The group will focus on helping people with landlord issues, including the habitability of apartments and denials of insurance claims. The group will also give advice concerning loan modifications, loss of income and foreclosure due to damage from the storm.

The program launched about two weeks ago. According to the group’s president Yisroel Schulman, there are 25 sites within Nassau and Suffolk counties with individuals that qualify for the free consultations as well as free representation.

The group has also helped out people that are applying for FEMA assistance. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is today, after the state agreed on an extension on the deadline for 13 New York counties including Nassau and Suffolk.

They also have a mobile legal help center that they are utilizing twice a week. These centers will be open in various locations throughout Long Island, including Wantagh, Bethpage and Lindenhurst. The mobile center is a van that has three law offices as well as the ability to have video conferences with judges.

NYLAG was founded in 1990 to provide low-income people with affordable legal advice and consultation. The group relies mostly on donations.

Funding for this program has included an initial grant of $2 million from the Robin Hood Foundation and UJA-Federation of New York. Over 20 jobs have been created for the program, including lawyers and bilingual paralegals.

Sandy was responsible for the damage or destruction of 305,000 housing units along with 265,000 businesses across New York. The storm was also responsible for a total of 120 deaths.

If you need to set up a free consultation with a lawyer from NYLAG in order to find out more legal information about Superstorm Sandy, call 212-584-3365 or e-mail stormhelp@nylag.org.

 

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