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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... ...Dense fog advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. The dense fog advisory has been cancelled. The high wind watch is no longer in effect. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected across Long Island...and especially in areas with eastern exposure. * 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" The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. 911 am EST sun Jan 22 2017 The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,11:00 AM

N. Korea Performs 3rd Nuclear Test Since 2006

North Korea engages in third nuclear arms test since 2006.

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The U. N. Security Council declared that they would undergo tough actions against North Korea in the wake of the communist country’s third nuclear weapon test since 2006. Security in northeast Asia is already incredibly fragile, but the subterranean detonation of a nuclear weapon threatens the region.

"There continues to exist a clear threat to international peace and security,” said South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan. "North Korea will be held responsible for any consequences of this provocative act."

The U. S. Director of National Intelligence stated that the detonation yielded “several kilotons” and that the weapon was most likely detonated near P'unggye. This is the first nuclear weapons test from North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong Un, who is adhering closely to his father’s goals of attaining functional and devastating nuclear arms.

The U. N. Security Council claimed that they "must and will deliver a swift, credible and strong response" to North Korea’s threatening use of nuclear arms. Susan Rice, Ambassador to the United Nations stated that North Korea "does not and will not benefit from violating international law.” Rice went on to state that North Korea’s actions are "not acceptable" and "will not be tolerated."

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) stated the test was performed in an effort "to defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of the ferocious hostile act of the U.S.”

"This nuclear test is our first measure, which displayed our maximum restraint," said KCNA. "If the U.S. continues with their hostility and complicates the situation, it would be inevitable to continuously conduct a stronger second or third measure."

 

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