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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 17,09:24 AM

Governor Cuomo Announces Designation of Corey J. Swinson Memorial Bridge

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a portion of the roadway in Suffolk County will be designated as the “Corey J. Swinson Memorial Bridge”.

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Bay Shore, , NY - August 1, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a portion of the roadway in Suffolk County will be designated as the “Corey J. Swinson Memorial Bridge”. This highway, which crosses the Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore, will be named in honor of Swinson, who as an avid professional football player dedicated much of his time and energy to giving back to his native Bay Shore community.

“Corey Swinson was a true New Yorker who had an extraordinary impact on the people he met and the greater Bay Shore area as a whole,” Governor Cuomo said. “I am proud to sign this legislation and honor his work, as well as the lifelong devotion to the community he called home.”

Corey Swinson was a native son of Bay Shore who became an NFL football star. After his career in the NFL, Corey J. Swinson returned home to Bay Shore to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of local young people. He coached a youth football league, worked as security director for the Bay Shore district and later went on to become director of school safety and security for Copiague public schools.

Swinson attended Hampton University in Virginia where he studied social work and played football. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1995 and spent that season with the St. Louis Rams as a defensive tackle. Corey J. Swinson died of natural causes on September 10, 2013.

The New York State Department of Transportation will install signs reflecting this declaration along the roadway immediately. This law passed both houses of the legislature as S6828 and A8753, respectively.

Senator Phil Boyle, sponsor of the bill, said, “Corey J. Swinson’s legacy is larger than life. Corey dedicated himself to his family and the many friends who he met over the course of more than 42 years in the Bay Shore/Brightwaters community. It is my hope that every time someone drives past the “Corey J. Swinson Memorial Bridge” they will remember Corey’s generous spirit and his legacy that lives on in Bay Shore.”

Assemblyman Phil Ramos, sponsor of the bill, said, “Corey dedicated his life to serving the people of our community, and in the process he touched the lives of countless individuals, young and old, who will continue to grow and share his story. I hope the Corey J. Swinson Memorial Bridge will serve as a fitting reminder of this larger than life man whom we all cherished.”