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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 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. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... ...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 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less this morning. 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. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,01:00 PM

LIPA and Smithtown Library Team up to Go Green and Save Money

Library branches saving over $25,000 annually through LIPA’s commercial efficiency program

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Smithtown, NY — May 24th, 2013 Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has teamed up with Smithtown  Library’s four branches to help them go green and save money by becoming more energy efficient.

Efficiency measures installed at the libraries in 2011-12 include lighting retrofits and controls, HVAC upgrades, variable speed drives and cool roofs. Through these upgrades it is estimated that the library is saving over 145,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) and $25,000 per year in energy costs. In addition LIPA, through its Efficiency Commercial Program has awarded the libraries with rebates totaling over $42,000 and provided $142,000 in technical assistance services.

“I commend the Smithtown Library for their investment in energy efficiency. LIPA remains committed to working with our municipalities, business groups, and community leaders to communicate the vital message of energy efficiency and renewables,” said LIPA Vice President of Environmental Affairs Michael J. Deering.

“The Smithtown Library is fortunate to have been able to take advantage of LIPA’s Commercial Efficiency Program,” said Library Director Robert Lusak.  “The building expansion and renovation projects to our four LEED-certified library buildings included the total replacement of outdated lighting and heating/air conditioning systems.  The potential for reducing energy costs by making upgrades to these systems, as well as the return on investment from the rebates, will have the advantage of benefiting the Smithtown community.  We thank LIPA for making this program available to us.”

The energy efficiency measures taken by Smithtown Library under this initiative will have the equivalent effect of reducing 14 cars from the road for one year or 8,541 gallons of gas not consumed for a year.

Efficiency Long Island is a 10-year, $924 million energy efficiency program launched this year, which offers a wide array of incentives, rebates and initiatives to LIPA’s residential and commercial customers to assist them in reducing their energy usage and thereby lowering their bills.

LIPA’s Efficiency Long Island has lowered emissions of harmful pollutants that contribute to climate change. It is estimated that implementation of Efficiency Long Island will reduce CO2 emissions by about 12 million metric tons compared to the EC2 that would be produced from new power plants burning natural gas. This is equivalent to removing 2.5 million cars from Long Island roads.

LIPA’s Commercial Construction Program is part of Efficiency Long Island, to learn more visit the Web site at www.lipower.org/efficiency/commercial.html.

LIPA, a non-profit municipal electric provider, owns the retail electric Transmission and Distribution System on Long Island and provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. LIPA is the 2nd largest municipal electric utility in the nation in terms of electric revenues, 3rd largest in terms of customers served and the 7th largest in terms of electricity delivered. In 2011, LIPA outperformed all other overhead electric utilities in New York State for frequency and duration of service interruptions. LIPA does not provide natural gas service or own any on-island generating assets. More information about LIPA can be found online at LIPower.org.