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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 to 4 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...minor to moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. Minor coastal flooding is possible with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle. * 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.....9.9-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Glen Cove NY.........900 PM.....9.6-10.1/2.1-2.7.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning now in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Gusts 65 to 70 mph possible over Twin Forks of Long Island. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected tonight. * 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 5 to 9 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 17,07:48 PM

40 Summonses, 7 NYS Tax Violations, and 3 Tanker Trucks Placed Out of Service During Tanker Truck Checkpoint

Checkpoint was placed at Park and Ride parking lot, south of the Long Island Expressway, at Wicks Road, Brentwood on Thursday, March 27.

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Brentwood, NY - March 28, 2014 - The Suffolk County Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety Section, in conjunction with New York State Police, NYS Department of Taxation and NYS Environmental Conservation Police, issued 40 summonses and placed 3 tankers out of service at a fuel carrier checkpoint last night into this morning.
 
The inter-agency enforcement initiative was conducted to ensure compliance with commercial motor vehicle and hazardous material safety regulations and with NYS tax laws, and to address environmental safety issues associated with fuel tanker trucks.  A total of 15 trucks were inspected during the 6 hour checkpoint.
  • The Motor Carrier Safety Section and New York State Police issued 25 summonses for equipment violations and placed 3 cargo tankers out of service for safety hazards.
  • The New York State Department of Taxation cited 7 trucks for violations of the New York State tax laws.
  • The New York State Environmental Conservation Police issued 8 summonses for violations of the NYS Environmental Conservation Law.
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