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"Hurricane Statement" This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1208 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1208 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1208 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1140 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1140 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 PM EDT Wednesday... * locations...North Shore areas of northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departure...1 to 2 ft above astronomical tides during the late evening and Wednesday morning to midday high tides. Localized minor coastal flooding is possible. * Coastal flood impacts...shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to possibly 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, Parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the Waterfront will experience shallow flooding. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. Old Field NY MLLW categories - minor 9.2 ft, moderate 10.2 ft, major 12.2 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 9.0/ 9.5 1.7/ 2.2 1.3/ 1.8 4-5 minor 20/12 PM 8.9/ 9.4 1.6/ 2.0 1.1/ 1.6 4 none 21/12 am 8.7/ 9.2 1.4/ 1.9 1.1/ 1.6 1-2 none 21/01 PM 8.9/ 9.4 1.6/ 2.0 1.1/ 1.6 1 none 22/01 am 8.6/ 9.1 1.3/ 1.8 1.2/ 1.7 1 none Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. , "Tropical Storm Watch" 1058 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 -- Tuesday Sep.19 17,04:24 PM

New Cyanobacteria Blooms in Sagaponack, Southampton, and Stony Brook

Recent sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed new cyanobacteria blooms in Sagaponack Pond, Kellis Pond and Stony Brook Duck Pond.

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Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area.

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Sagaponack / Southampton / Stony Brook, NY - July 22, 2016 - Recent sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed new cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Sagaponack Pond in Sagaponack, Kellis Pond in Southampton and Stony Brook Duck Pond in Stony Brook.

Currently, cyanobacteria blooms exist at the following Suffolk County locations:
  • Forge Pond/Peconic Lake - Calverton
  • Old Town Pond - Southampton
  • Setauket Mill Pond- Setauket
  • Wainscott Pond - Wainscott
  • Georgica Pond - East Hampton
  • Mill Pond - Watermill
  • Maratooka Pond, Mattituck
  • Agawam Lake, Southampton
  • Sagaponack Pond, Sagaponack
  • Kellis Pond, Southampton
  • Stony Brook Duck Pond, Stony Brook
Due to these findings, health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their pets and children away from the area. 
Though blue-green algae are naturally present in lakes and streams in low numbers, they can become abundant, forming blooms mostly typically in shades of green but also in shades of blue-green, yellow, brown or red. They may produce floating scums on the surface of the water or may cause the water to take on paint-like appearance.  
Contact with waters that appear scummy or discolored should be avoided. If contact does occur, rinse off with clean water immediately.  Seek medical attention if any of the following symptoms occur after contact: nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; skin, eye or throat irritation; or allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.
To report a suspected blue-green algae bloom that is in a body of water that does not contain a Suffolk County permitted bathing beach, contact the Division of Water at New York State DEC: 518-402-8179 between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or anytime via email
To report a suspected blue-green algae bloom at a body of water that does contain a Suffolk County-permitted bathing beach, contact the Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Office of Ecology at 631-852-5760 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by email.
For a comprehensive list of affected waterbodies in New York State, visit the DEC’s Harmful Algal Bloom Notification Page here
For more information about blue-green algae, visit the Suffolk County website