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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST Monday... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 1/2 to 4 1/2 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. * Coastal flood impacts...potential for widespread flooding of vulnerable shore 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 Monday 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 Monday evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM.....9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... New Haven CT.........817 PM......8.9-9.6/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Old Field NY.........820 PM......9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.....Min-mod.. Glen Cove NY.........900 PM....10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8.....Min-mod.. , "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. , "Storm Warning" ...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 10 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. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,11:24 PM

LongIsland.com Launches Kids Fun Guide to Help Parents across the Island Plan a Summer Full of Family Fun

LongIsland.com's new Kids Fun Guide rounds up all of the best things to do and entertainment for kids & families, making it simple for local parents to plan days filled with fun year round.

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Commack, NY - May 28th, 2014 - With summer less than a month away, parents across Long Island have been intensifying their search for all things fun as the temperatures begin to warm up, and in preparation for having kids home for summer break. In response to this demand, LongIsland.com launched a brand new Kids Fun Section, which includes a variety of great entertainment options - from the best places to go, to the hottest upcoming events, enrichment programs, and more, the new Kids Fun Guide is packed with all of the resources local families are looking for when it comes to planning a day of fun.

In addition to highlighting local attractions and entertainment, the Guide also includes some of our latest seasonal feature stories which focus on wholesome family fun. From the scoop on upcoming parades, to family-friendly Festivals, Fairs & Carnivals, and everything in between - the Kids Guide is truly a one stop shop for Long Island parents. It even includes a Kids Party Planning Section, as well as helpful resources for parents. Each section is packed with listings that parents can comment on and review, making it easier to narrow down choices and options when it comes to entertainment, enrichment programs, and things to do. Best of all, the Kids Fun Guide, like all of the great info LongIsland.com, is free to view, use, and print for all locals and tourists.

Since its initial launch in 1996, LongIsland.com has been a go-to resource for locals looking to find out more about all that is happening on Long Island, and the site’s regular updates and expansions to content help it continue to thrive. As the site continues to grow in popularity, so it does in information, with new resources, guides, listings, and news being added and updated daily – providing Long Island with comprehensive and accurate detail, no matter what is being searched for. In addition to updates the new Kids Fun Guide, LongIsland.com provides information on the best upcoming events, dining, shopping, and nightlife for LI, as well as the latest local news, insights, and press releases.

LongIsland.com's Kids Fun Guide is just one of the great resources available on the site for locals looking to plan a day of fun, and like so many of the other entertainment guides available on the site, it is sure to be a hit with parents.