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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,06:00 PM

Legislator Anker Celebrates the North Shore Youth Council’s Big Buddy/Little Buddy Program

Legislator Anker met with participants of North Shore Youth Council’s Big Buddy/Little Buddy Program.

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Rocky Point NY - May 29, 2014 - On Monday, May 19th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker recognized local students who participated in the North Shore Youth Council’s Big Buddy/Little Buddy program at the VFW Hall in Rocky Point. The Big Buddy/Little Buddy program unites high school volunteers with younger students for whom they act as role models and mentors. The Big Buddies teach their Little Buddies about self-esteem, responsibility, and motivation in a friendly and supportive environment.
“Thank you to the North Shore Youth Council for offering such a valuable program to our community,” said Legislator Anker. “The Big Buddy/Little Buddy program allows our high school students to take on a leadership role, helping them to prepare for college and future employment.”
The Big Buddy/Little Buddy program encourages positivity and collaboration among our youth. For more information about this program and the North Shore Youth Council, visit