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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 1 am EDT Friday... * locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 ft above astronomical tides tonight. * Timing...minor flooding around the times of high tide tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties tonight. Inundation of 1 to 1 1/2 ft above ground level in the lowest lying spots. A few Road closures likely with a low threat of property damage. 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 tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ... ..............................(mllw/mhhw).................. Kings Point NY......1136 PM..10.5-11.0/2.7-3.2......minor..... Stamford CT.........1151 PM..10.3-10.8/2.5-3.0......minor..... Bridgeport CT.......1148 PM...9.6-10.1/2.3-2.8......minor..... New Haven CT........1147 PM....8.8-9.3/2.1-2.6......min-mod... , "Special Statement" ...An area of strong thunderstorms will affect western Suffolk and eastern Nassau counties... At 1049 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered 12 miles southeast of Jones Beach, moving north at 40 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Islip, Brentwood, Levittown, Freeport, Commack, Huntington Station, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Plainview, Massapequa, Hauppauge, Syosset, Huntington, Westbury and Babylon. Torrential rainfall, with one to two inches possible, is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Lat...Lon 4091 7364 4093 7352 4090 7349 4095 7349 4094 7343 4091 7341 4096 7340 4091 7322 4093 7316 4097 7316 4069 7314 4070 7323 4065 7337 4067 7324 4066 7322 4064 7322 4067 7318 4064 7314 4062 7335 4058 7357 time...Mot...loc 0249z 179deg 35kt 4045 7336 1050 PM EDT Thu may 25 2017 ...An area of strong thunderstorms will affect western Suffolk and eastern Nassau counties... At 1049 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered 12 miles southeast of Jones Beach, moving north at 40 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Islip, Brentwood, Levittown, Freeport, Commack, Huntington Station, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Plainview, Massapequa, Hauppauge, Syosset, Huntington, Westbury and Babylon. Torrential rainfall, with one to two inches possible, is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Lat...Lon 4091 7364 4093 7352 4090 7349 4095 7349 4094 7343 4091 7341 4096 7340 4091 7322 4093 7316 4097 7316 4069 7314 4070 7323 4065 7337 4067 7324 4066 7322 4064 7322 4067 7318 4064 7314 4062 7335 4058 7357 time...Mot...loc 0249z 179deg 35kt 4045 7336 -- Thursday May.25 17,11:24 PM

Banned Pesticides Including DDT Detected in Illegally Dumped Rubble in Brentwood

Lead and cobalt among dangerous metals found in test samples at an Islip Town park.

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Brentwood, NY - May 29, 2014 - Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota today announced new results from tests samples of illegally dumped debris at an Islip Town park in Brentwood and a separate dumpsite at Route 111 and Sage Street in Central Islip show the presence of acutely hazardous materials, including pesticide and metal contamination “in some samples at more than 10 times their permissible limits”. 
 
The District Attorney said the most recent testing at Clemente Park revealed levels of banned pesticides including DDT and Dieldrin, the latter an acutely hazardous insecticide no longer manufactured in the US because of its harmful effects on humans, fish and wildlife. 
 
“Pesticides are of particular concern.” DA Spota said, “because they linger for many years in the environment after use.” 
 
Among the dangerous metals detected in subsurface samples taken from the soccer fields and the recharge basin at Clemente Park were Lead, Chromium, Copper, Zinc and Cobalt, the latter classified as an acutely hazardous substance.  
 
Testing for asbestos at six homes on Veterans Way in Islandia, houses occupied by Iraqi and Afghan war veterans and their families, showed no asbestos present in the samples. Other test results for samples taken from the Veteran’s Way property are due next week. 
 
“On the Route 111 site, similar surface and boring samples were collected,’ DA Spota said. “There were also acutely hazardous and hazardous materials found at the 111 dumpsite, and those materials, similar to Clemente Park, were pesticides, metals and petroleum products.” 
 
The district attorney said remediation of the two sites will be the burden of the Town of Islip, and that cleanup “will be a long term process with multiple steps and multiple agencies involved.” Results of samples from a dump site found in wetlands near Brook Avenue in Deer Park, on the Islip-Babylon town border, are expected next week.