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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 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 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..... Stamford CT.........1151 PM..10.3-10.8/2.5-3.0......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... , "Special Statement" ...An area of strong thunderstorms will affect western Suffolk and eastern Nassau counties... At 1049 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered 12 miles southeast of Jones Beach, moving north at 40 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Islip, Brentwood, Levittown, Freeport, Commack, Huntington Station, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Plainview, Massapequa, Hauppauge, Syosset, Huntington, Westbury and Babylon. Torrential rainfall, with one to two inches possible, is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Lat...Lon 4091 7364 4093 7352 4090 7349 4095 7349 4094 7343 4091 7341 4096 7340 4091 7322 4093 7316 4097 7316 4069 7314 4070 7323 4065 7337 4067 7324 4066 7322 4064 7322 4067 7318 4064 7314 4062 7335 4058 7357 time...Mot...loc 0249z 179deg 35kt 4045 7336 1050 PM EDT Thu may 25 2017 ...An area of strong thunderstorms will affect western Suffolk and eastern Nassau counties... At 1049 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered 12 miles southeast of Jones Beach, moving north at 40 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Islip, Brentwood, Levittown, Freeport, Commack, Huntington Station, Deer Park, Lindenhurst, Plainview, Massapequa, Hauppauge, Syosset, Huntington, Westbury and Babylon. Torrential rainfall, with one to two inches possible, is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Lat...Lon 4091 7364 4093 7352 4090 7349 4095 7349 4094 7343 4091 7341 4096 7340 4091 7322 4093 7316 4097 7316 4069 7314 4070 7323 4065 7337 4067 7324 4066 7322 4064 7322 4067 7318 4064 7314 4062 7335 4058 7357 time...Mot...loc 0249z 179deg 35kt 4045 7336 -- Thursday May.25 17,11:24 PM

DEC Authorizes Rail-Based Solution to Alleviate Solid Waste Backlog on Long Island

Strict Operational Controls, Use of Lidded Cars and Monitoring for Impacts Required

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Brentwood, NY - July 17, 2014 - In a move designed to alleviate a backlog of solid waste on eastern Long Island, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today authorized a short-term operation involving the loading of wrapped bales of solid waste into rail cars with sealed lids to facilitate removal of stockpiled waste to licensed disposal facilities, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
 
"DEC worked cooperatively with the solid waste industry and local governments to find a solution to remove solid waste from eastern Long Island as expeditiously as possible," said Commissioner Martens. "Due to a shortage of available trucking resources, Long Island transfer stations have been unable to keep up with the volume of garbage during this peak season for waste generation. To reduce the risk that garbage would go uncollected from residents and businesses, DEC issued a temporary emergency authorization."
 
In response to an application by Omni Recycling of Babylon, DEC issued a 30-day Emergency Authorization permitting the temporary establishment of a rail transloading operation at an industrial site in Brentwood which includes stringent operational controls designed to prevent or minimize any impacts to the community, including:
  • Only wrapped bales of compacted solid waste may be transloaded, with no loose waste to be placed in rail cars;
  • The wrapped bales must be transloaded directly from flat bed trucks into rail cars. No waste is to be placed on the ground surface at the transload site;
  • Immediately upon placement into rail cars, the cars are to be fitted with solid lids to prevent odor impacts;
  • Within hours of loading, the lidded rail cars will be removed from the transload site for transport and delivery to a licensed out-of-state disposal facility; and
  • Environmental monitors will be required at both the transload site and the Fresh Pond Rail Yard in Queens to monitor the operation for potential impacts.

"These operational controls are designed to reduce the potential for any impacts to occur, and to provide for stringent oversight of this temporary operation while it is underway," Commissioner Martens said.