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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

LIRR Adding Extra Afternoon Eastbound Service on Thursday, July 3rd for Customers Getting Jump on Holiday

Bound for the East End? We’ve Added Montauk and Greenport Trains Too.

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Long Island, NY - July 1st, 2014 - The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon service from Penn Station, Thursday, July 3, adding eight eastbound trains to the schedule for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday.  
The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:08 p.m and includes three extra trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one extra train on the Port Washington Branch and one extra train on the Far Rockaway Branch.
(LIRR customers are reminded that the LIRR will be operating on a Saturday schedule on Friday, July 4.)
Added Afternoon Eastbound Trains for Thursday, July 3
The following service has been added to the eastbound afternoon schedule:
Babylon Branch
  • 2:32 PM from Penn Station express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon
  • 3:00 PM from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, all stops to Babylon
  • 3:31 PM from Penn Station express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon
Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch 
  • 2:08 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then all stops to Huntington.
  • 2:29 PM stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, all stops to Huntington.
  • 3:24 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.
Port Washington Branch
  • 3:40 PM stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then all stops to Great Neck.
Far Rockaway Branch
  • 3:48 PM stopping at Locust Manor, then all stops to Far Rockaway
Additional Service, Thursday, July 3 to Montauk and Greenport
Customers are reminded that the following eastbound trains, which normally run only on summer Fridays, will also operate on Thursday, including the Cannonball. The Cannonball, and other Friday-only trains, will not operate on Friday, July 4. On that day, the LIRR is running systemwide on a Saturday schedule.
Montauk Branch
  • 1:43 PM from Penn Station connecting at Jamaica with the train to Montauk
  • 1:49 PM from Hunterspoint stopping at Jamaica, Westhampton and all stops to Montauk.
  • 4:06 PM Cannonball from Penn Station express to Westhampton, then stopping at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk.
  • 5:09 PM from Penn Station will stop at Jamaica and make all stops to Montauk
  • 7:11PM from Penn Station connecting at Jamaica with the train to Montauk. The Montauk train from Jamaica will stop at Patchogue, Mastic-Shirley, then all stops to Montauk.

Ronkonkoma Branch – Extra Service to Greenport

  • The 3:55 PM train from Penn Station will connect at Ronkonkoma with the 5:21 PM eastbound train which has been extended to make all stops to Greenport.
For More Information
Customers can contact the LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: Long Island Rail Road. Customers can also visit the LIRR’s website.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.