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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 17,07:36 AM

Mangano Announces Plans to Open Free Telecommuting Office for Nassau Commuters

30,000 square feet of office space that is currently furnished with desks, chairs and offices will be available during a possible LIRR strike.

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Bethpage, NY - July 14, 2014 - With a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) strike looming for July 20th, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and officials from the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security (ASFHS) and the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) today announced plans to open a temporary Telecommuting Office at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage.
 
“A LIRR strike will be disastrous as it will cause severe disruption for residents seeking to commute to their jobs,” said County Executive Mangano. “For residents unable to work from home in the event of a LIRR strike, the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage is a great option for telecommuting and I thank the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security and the Long Island Forum for Technology for partnering with Nassau County.”
 
On strike weekdays, the Morrelly Homeland Security Center will make available 30,000 square feet of office space that is currently furnished with desks, chairs and offices. Space will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis as a temporary work location. To reserve a desk, residents should call (516) 573-9792.
 
Barry Shorten, Co-Chairman of LIFT, stated, “LIFT and the Applied Science Foundation commend the County Executive for taking leadership to help the residents of Nassau County whose lives will be severely impacted by a possible LIRR strike. We are pleased to make our facilities available as a resource for the County.”
 
County Executive Mangano added, “While Nassau County is working with New York City to adjust traffic lights on Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway so that green lights last longer during morning commutes westbound and evening commutes eastbound, the MTA must release a realistic contingency plan that includes more park-and-ride locations for Nassau County than originally proposed.”