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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Saturday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday. The coastal Flood Advisory for this evening remains in effect. * Locations...shorelines along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 feet above astronomical tide heights. * Timing...around the times of high tide between 10 PM and 2 am tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1147 PM.......10.4-10.8/2.6-3.0.....Moderate.. Stamford CT........1155 PM.......10.2-10.7.............Minor..... Bridgeport CT......1152 PM....... 9.7-10.1.............Minor..... New Haven CT.......1151 PM....... 8.5- 8.9.............Minor..... Glen Cove NY.......1125 PM.......10.4-10.8.............Minor..... Old Field NY.......1153 PM....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor..... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Sat night... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1239 am.......10.0-10.4/2.2-2.6.....Minor.... Stamford CT........1245 am....... 9.5- 9.9.............Minor.... Bridgeport CT......1242 am....... 9.0- 9.4.............Minor.... New Haven CT.......1239 am....... 8.1- 8.5.............None..... Glen Cove NY.......1249 am.......10.3-10.7.............Minor.... Old Field NY.......1244 am....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor.... -- Friday May.06 16,08:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Federal Officials to Announce Alcohol Ban on Fire Island Beaches

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Federal Government To Detail New Regulations Outlawing the Consumption of Alcohol on Some Fire Island Beaches.

Islip, NY - July 25th, 2014 -  Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane Jr will join U.S.  Chief Ranger Dwayne Michaels of the Fire Island National Seashore, community leaders, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in an announcement that will detail a ban by federal officials on alcohol consumption on certain portions of Fire Island beginning Aug. 1, 2014, at a press conference at 11: 00 a.m. (TODAY)  Friday, July 25, 2014, Fire Island Ferry Terminal on Maple Avenue in Bay Shore.
 
Community groups have reported rowdy behavior and unsanitary conditions due to excessive alcohol abuse in certain areas of Fire Island. The new federal regulations will also help prevent accidental drowings in Fire Island waters that are due to alcohol abuse. There were 56 rescues at Town of Islip ocean beaches last summer. Officials say they suspect some were alcohol-related. There been 41 rescues this year at town-owned beaches.
 
Local governments in the Carolinas and Florida began banning drinking on their beaches in the 1970s. The city of San Diego enacted a similar ban in 2008 after a Labor Day celebration turned violent. Until recently, East Hampton was one of the only municipalities to allow alcohol on some of its beaches. But recently, the East Hampton Town Board approved a partial ban on alcohol use at Indian Wells Beach in East Hampton.

What:  Announcement by Federal Officials of alcohol ban on some Fire Island beaches
When: 11: 00 a.m.  
Friday, July 25, 2014
Where: East Side of the Maple Avenue Dock, Bay Shore

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