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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 The high wind watch is no longer in effect.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

Long Island Crisis Center Responds To Heroin Epidemic with Free & Anonymous Services

While heroin use on Long Island is being reported at epidemic levels, Long Island Crisis Center’s 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week hotlines are responding to users caught in the tailspin of this ravaging disease and families who ...

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Bellmore, NY - March 21st, 2014 - While heroin use on Long Island is being reported at epidemic  levels, especially among adolescents and young adults, Long Island Crisis Center’s 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week hotlines are responding to users caught in the tailspin of this ravaging disease and families who are at a loss as to how to deal with it.

“We are currently seeing a 33% increase in calls related to heroin use,” reports Theresa Buhse, Associate Executive Director of Long Island Crisis Center.  “I believe that one of the reasons our services are being sought is because people can call anonymously (there is no caller ID). There is such stigma and shame associated with the disease of drug addiction that many are hesitant and afraid to ask for help.  Added to this is the fact that the system to treatment and recovery is often hard to navigate.  People just don’t know where to begin.  Our counselors are able to guide individuals on a path.  Serving as the entry point to recovery, counselors provide encouragement, resources and referrals to treatment programs and alternatives, and a concrete course of action.  We are also there for the families. Parents are shocked by this seemingly new phenomenon of heroin usage and are absolutely at a loss when it comes to dealing with it.”

Once stereotyped as mostly an urban phenomenon with users living on the streets, today’s heroin user crosses all economic, religious, ethnic and racial lines.  And, with the government cracking down on prescription painkillers (which had become a drug of choice for young people), the easy accessibility to heroin on Long Island and its low cost has made its popularity spiral.

“One of the most important things we need to do is de-stigmatize the whole issue of drug use and call it what it is – a disease.  Then we need to help people get treatment for this disease and bring families along in this process so they can be supportive and strong,” states Linda Leonard, Executive Director of the Crisis Center.  “Our hope is that with our anonymous, confidential and free counseling services, we can encourage everyone to begin this process of healing.”
 
To Reach Long Island Crisis Center
Call 24/7: 516-679-1111
Chat online: www.licconline.org
Text: “LICC” to 839863
Walk-In: 2740 Martin Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bellmore, NY