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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 PM Thursday to 1 am EDT Friday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 10 PM Thursday to 1 am EDT Friday. * Locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...around 1 ft above astronomical tides tonight and 1 to 1 1/2 ft Thursday morning and Thursday night. * Timing...minor flooding around the times of high tide Thursday night. Brief and localized minor flooding possible with tonight's and Thursday morning high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover Thursday night. 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 Thursday night... 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..... -- Wednesday May.24 17,07:24 PM

New TSA Rules: Charge Your Cellphone and Other Electronic Devices for US-Bound Flights

Have a flight bound for the U.S.? The Transportation Security Administration has issued new rules in regards to cellphones and other electronic devices.

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In an effort to enhance security measures at certain overseas airports and flights bound for the U.S., the Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson issued a statement last week directing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to further screen all electronic devices to ensure they power up.

“Powerless devices will not be permitted onboard the aircraft,” according to a TSA press release issued on Sunday.

This enhanced security measure is in response to intelligence reports on plots by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen to target the U.S. where cellphones and other electronic devices may be explosives in disguise.

Passengers will be asked to turn on electronic devices during the screening process by security personnel at some airports, including in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Devices that do not power up will be allowed to charge, but if the device continues to fail to power up after that it may be confiscated.

The new TSA rules leave a lot of questions for passengers, like whether charging stations will be available for devices that fail to power up on the first attempt, if confiscated devices will be returned, the specifics on which countries and airports the new rules apply to, and how long the new policy will be in place.

To avoid any further complications with getting through the security check point for U.S. bound flights, passengers should have all electronic devices fully charged.

[Source: TSA]