Weather Alert(2)!
"Coastal Flood Statement" * locations...the North Shore of Long Island and the South Fork of Suffolk County. * Tidal departures...around 2 ft. * Timing...around the time of high tide late this afternoon into early evening. * Impacts...a few locations may touch minor coastal flooding thresholds around the time of high tide. Particularly along the North Shore of Long Island and the north facing shores of the South Fork of Suffolk County. , "Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory in effect from 2 PM EDT this afternoon to 5 PM EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 2 PM EDT this afternoon to 5 PM EST Sunday. * Locations...Suffolk County NY and coastal New Haven...Middlesex and New London counties in Connecticut. * Hazards...strong winds. * Winds...north 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Timing...this afternoon through the day Sunday. * Impacts...some tree limbs and branches might fall onto power lines causing scattered power outages. Strong winds will make driving difficult on elevated roads and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph... or gusts of 46 to 57 mph...are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. -- Saturday Nov.01 14,10:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

DEC Temporarily Closes Shellfishing Areas in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbors

Nature & Weather, Local News, Press Releases, Seasonal & Current Events

Closures are Due to Sewage Bypass.

Oyster Bay, NY - Nay 27, 2014 - Shellfish harvesting in Oyster Bay Harbor and Cold Spring Harbor, in the towns of Oyster Bay and Huntington, is designated as uncertified (closed) for shellfish harvesting effective immediately on Friday, May 23, 2014, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. DEC implemented this temporary closure due to a sewage bypass at the Village of Oyster Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant which released partially treated waste water and sludge into Oyster Bay Harbor earlier today.
 
Effective immediately, and continuing until a determination is made that conditions no longer exist that may make shellfish hazardous for use as food, the following areas are designated as uncertified and the harvest of shellfish is prohibited until further notice:
 
Town of Oyster Bay (north shore): All of Oyster Bay Harbor and all of Cold Spring Harbor lying southerly of a line extending easterly from the northern tip of Centre Island known as Rocky Point to Whitewood Point (Town of Huntington) on Lloyd Neck.
 
Town of Huntington: All of Cold Spring Harbor lying southerly of a line extending easterly from the northern tip of Centre Island known as Rocky Point to Whitewood Point (Town of Huntington) on Lloyd Neck.
 
This action affects approximately 8,150 acres of shellfishing beds in the NS2 harvest area and is necessary to protect the public health. Partially treated sewage effluent and sludge carries high levels of pathogenic bacteria and viruses. When water quality in the enclosed harbors and bays is adversely affected by sewage, shellfish in those areas have an increased potential to be hazardous for use as food.
 
DEC will re-open areas as soon as possible based on the results of water quality testing to be conducted on samples that will be collected from the affected areas. A recorded message advising harvesters of the status of these shellfish areas may be heard at (631) 444-0480. The message will be updated during the course of the temporary closures. For a more detailed description of the closed areas, call DEC's office of Marine Resources during normal business hours at (631) 444-0492. Additionally, information about temporary closures is available on DEC's website.
comments powered by Disqus

Join Our Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for a free weekly newsletter covering things to do, hottest local headlines, and everything Long Island! Read more here or enter your email to signup.

   
     Newsletter Archive
Advertisement
Advertise With Us
 
Open Feedback Dialog