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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. -- Monday Jan.23 17,03:24 AM

Mangano Honors Department Of Social Services Volunteers For Their 30 Years Of Service

County Executive Mangano recently honored members of the DSS.

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Nassau County, NY - January 29, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves and members of the Nassau County Legislature honored Department of Social Services (DSS) Volunteers for their many years of service to the neediest children and families of Nassau County. The DSS Volunteers organization, founded in 1983, provides a wide range of services including providing Thanksgiving meals, food drives, Holiday Parties for Foster Care children and their families, the Adopt a Family program, Dress for Success and a Summer Camp Program, just to name a few.
 
“These dedicated women and men have given years of volunteer services for a cause they truly believe in and support. Nassau County is indeed grateful for their unsparing caring and dedication,” said County Executive Mangano.
 
“I congratulate each and every one of these volunteers for their selfless dedication to people in need in Nassau County. I am honored to recognize them,” said Presiding Officer Norma L. Gonsalves.
 
DSS Director of Volunteers Lynne Campbell added, ‘I am so proud to have an army of volunteers who, for more than 30 years have given so much of their time to helping the neediest of our county’s children and families.”
 
Anyone interested in more information on becoming a Department of Social Services Volunteer please contact Lynne Campbell at (516) 227 7415.