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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST this evening... * 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 this 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 this 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 until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this afternoon into this 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 until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 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 17,11:36 AM

LIRR Commuters, Community Leaders and Local Businesses to Join Islip Officials to Discuss Economic Impact of Threatened Rail Road Strike

Officials to unveil plans for commuters and parking to be affected by walkout.

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Islip, NY - July 10, 2014 - Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane Jr. and Long Island Road Commuter Council President Mark Epstein will join LIRR commuters and officials from the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce at a press conference, Friday July 11, 2014 at 11:00 am, Ronkonkoma LIRR station, to discuss the economic impact of the threatened LIRR strike. Local merchants and business owners who would be affected by the walkout will also be present. The Ronkonkoma station is one of the busiest transportation hubs on Long Island and in the New York metropolitan area. Tens of thousands of commuters will be affected by the strike, as well as those taking the train from NYC and other points west to Long Island MacArthur Airport.
 
Officials from Long Island Tourism and Hospitality Association will be discussing the economic impact of a strike on Long Island and NYC's summer tourism industry. Thousands of visitors to the region use the LIRR for passage to the Hamptons, Fire Island and other tourist destinations. Hotel occupancy in NYC is expected to be overflowing with commuters seeking to avoid massive traffic jams on their commute to work.   Islip officials will unveil contingency plans for commuters including parking options in the event of a strike, which could commence July 20 if no agreement is reached between LIRR workers and the MTA.
 
The LIRR is the of the nation's busiest commuter rail lines, serving over 335,000 passengers daily. The LIRR has 124 stations and more than 700 miles of track. It has branches in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.
 
 
WHEN:    Friday July 11, 2014 at 11 am
 
WHERE:  Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road Entrance-South Side
 
WHO:       Islip Town Councilman John P. Cochrane Jr.
                 LIRR Commuter Council President Mark Epstein
                 Greater Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce Officials
                 Long Island Tourism and Hospitality Association Officials
                 Local Business Owners, Merchants and Employees
                 Islip Town Public Safety Officials
                 Islip Town MacArthur Airport Officials
                 Long Island MacArthur Airport Business Alliance