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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. -- Monday Jan.23 17,03:24 AM

Mangano Converts Foreclosures into Homes for First-Time Buyers

Mangano: "My administration continues to improve local neighborhoods by transforming dilapidated properties into homes for families."

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Westbury, NY - June 17, 2014 - In recognition of National Homeownership Month, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced the conversion of six foreclosures into homes for first-time homebuyers through the use of Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds. The Mangano administration has assisted dozens of families in achieving the American Dream of homeownership through this program.
 
“By redeveloping these foreclosed properties we are able to offer homeownership opportunities for families who could not otherwise afford the purchase of a home,” said County Executive Mangano “My administration continues to improve local neighborhoods by transforming dilapidated properties into homes for families seeking to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.”
 
In the last 12 months, home sales include: 28 Arlington Street, Westbury, 29 Van Cott Ave, Hempstead, 898 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, 32 Maple Ave, Hempstead, 146 Amherst Street, Hempstead, and 272 Brook Street, Westbury. Each one of these homes, were redeveloped through collaboration of the Nassau County Neighborhood Stabilization Program and private partners such as Habitat for Humanity and Hempstead Rebirth, to reclaim properties which were all previously foreclosed, and dilapidated, posing safety risks and blight, to the surrounding neighborhood. The homes were then completely rehabilitated and sold to qualified first time homebuyers through lottery at discounted prices in areas still recovering from the financial downturn in recent years.
 
The Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program guidelines for the NSP program cite an eligibility income level of 120% of the area median income for interested homebuyers. Currently, a family of four can earn up to $129,000 and qualify for the program.