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"Dense Fog Advisory, High Wind Watch" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...High wind watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Dense fog...visibilities dropping to one quarter mile or less. * Dense fog timing...into Sunday morning. * Dense fog impacts...significantly reduced visibilities will make travel difficult. * High winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * High wind timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Limited visibilities will make travel very difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of 58 mph or higher... may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Winds and seas...east winds 35 to 45 kt with gusts 50 to 55 kt. Seas 7 to 11 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. * Visibility...1 nm or less through early Sunday morning. 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. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,10:36 PM

SCPD, US Coast Guard & Islip Town Harbor Police to Target Unsafe Conditions for Boaters and Residents Off Long Island and Fire Island

Mother of 11 year old killed in boating accident to urge safer waters for July 4th Weekend.

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Islip, NY - July 3rd, 2014 - Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane  will be joined by Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau authorities, Islip Town Harbor Police, and United States Coast Guard officers at a news conference to announce renewed efforts to target unsafe conditions for boaters and residents off the coast of Long Island and Fire Island, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11 A.M. at the East Islip Marina.

Also speaking will be Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Officials and the Mother of an 11-year-old girl killed in a boating accident.

July 4th Weekend starts is the busiest period of the year for accidents and boating traffic in the tri-state area. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 16 percent of boating accidents happen as a result of Boating While Intoxicated, and over 20 percent of all boating fatalities are a result of alcohol-impaired boaters.


WHEN:         Today, Thursday, July 3, 2014
WHERE:     East Islip Marina, behind the Bayside Restaurant.
WHO:         Mother of an 11-year-old girl killed in a boating accident, MADD Officials, Islip Town Harbor Police, Suffolk Police Marine Bureau, U.S. Coast Guard Officers