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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 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 due to height of storm tide or wave splashover 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..... 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... Old Field NY........1150 PM...9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7......minor..... Glen Cove NY........1152 PM..10.4-10.9/2.5-3.0......minor..... -- Thursday May.25 17,09:36 PM

Islip Teen Bitten By Snake

Suffolk County SPCA Reminds Residents To Be Careful of Reptiles.

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Islip, NY - June 12, 2014 - The Suffolk County SPCA is reminding residents to be careful of reptiles found in the wild and not to touch or approach them.
 
Yesterday a 16 year old Islip youth was bitten by a King Snake after it was found outside by the youth's mother who was cleaning the pool.  When he went to grab the snake he was bitten. Although King Snakes are not venomous, their bites are painful and can become infectioned.
 
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said that last week, a Yaphank man was bitten by a baby alligator that was abandoned near his back yard. "We had 20 alligators last year plus other reptiles. It's  a crime to abandon reptiles & animals," Gross said.
 
If you spot a reptile, please do not try to touch or handle it.  Call professionals, like the Suffolk County SPCA or DEC who can handle these animals and get them to proper sanctuaries.
 
Anyone who sees an abandoned reptile is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential.