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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 17,07:36 PM

MTA Begins Communications Blitz to Alert Riders to Possible Service Disruption

Print and Radio Advertisements, Social Media, Email and Text Alerts to Customers, News Release, MTA.info Website Update, Digital Signs All Employed in Push

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New York, NY - July 9, 2014 - With MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast in Washington, D.C., briefing members of Congress on the possibility that a labor action could result in the loss of LIRR service, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today began a communications blitz aimed at alerting New Yorkers to the potential for a service disruption as early as July 20. 
 
“We continue to hope that we can avoid a work stoppage at the bargaining table,” said Chairman Prendergast. “But nevertheless, we want LIRR customers and all Long Island residents to be aware that there is a potential for a disruption of service and what that might mean.”
 
Print ads are appearing in seven daily newspapers. An example is attached. A sample of radio ads airing on 11 stations is available here.
 
In addition to the advertisements, the MTA has updated its website to include a page alerting LIRR customers for the potential for a service disruption. The page is accessible via a prominent yellow link at mta.info, or at this link.
 
The MTA is sending out this press release in support of the communications initiative, and today will also begin alerting customers via multiple communications channels, including alerts to customers sent via email and text messages, digital signs at stations and its social media accounts, including those on Twitter and Facebook.
 
Print ads are appearing in Newsday, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, Metro and am New York. Radio ads are airing on 1010 WINS, WCBS NewsRadio 880 as well as FM stations WALK, WBAB, WBAZ, WBEA, WBLI, WBZO, WEHM, WKJY and WWSK.