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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... * locations...Suffolk County on Long Island. * Hazard types...heavy snow...strong winds...and blowing and drifting snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches. * Winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Temperatures...in the lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times this morning into the early afternoon...then gradually taper off late this afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of strong winds and heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Near blizzard conditions are expected...especially out on The Forks and on Fishers Island. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Coastal Flood Warning, Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Warning in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon... ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon. The coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations...coastal locations along the North Shore of Nassau and northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departures...2 1/2 to 3 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding expected for this morning high tide cycles...and minor for tonight. * Coastal flood impacts...widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action this morning. Several Road closures are needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed. This type of event is covered by a coastal Flood Warning. ...L.I. Sound water levels for this morning... Kings Point NY......1034 am.......11.3-11.8..........moderate. Glen Cove NY........1048 am.......11.2-11.7..........moderate. Old Field NY........1050 am........9.5-10.0..........minor.... ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Kings Point NY......1102 PM........9.6-10.0..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.6-10.1..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........9.0-9.5...........minor.... 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. A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. -- Monday Feb.08 16,11:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Long Island Boaters Gather for Hemstock

Local News, Community, Charity & Cause, Hot Spots & Night Life

Hemlock Cove plays host the yearly boating party on the Great South Bay.

Long Island boaters are gathering today for what is known as Hemstock. The event takes place at Hemlocks Cove, located right on the Great South Bay in Babylon.
 
Although the event is dedicated to having fun and enjoying the great summer weather on the bay, this year a local charity is using the event to promote a good cause. The Louis Segreto 26 Foundation is aiming to raise money for people fighting life threatening illness.
 
The Louis Segreto 26 Foundation is dedicated to honoring the life of police officer Louis Segreto, who died of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in March of this year.
 
The foundation will be selling Hemstock T-Shirts throughout the crowds of boaters at Hemlock Cove. A small way to raise money for the foundation, however they are hoping to raise awareness as well, for the larger projects and events that the organization hosts.
 
In June, the foundation held an event called Lax for Lou. At the event, Louis’ old lacrosse teammates from Sachem East High School and Hartwick University gathered to play a game against the Philippine National Lacrosse Team at Hofstra University. The foundation’s team won the game, but more importantly they were able to raise over $3,000.
 
The organization’s first event was able to raise over $6,600 for a nine-year-old girl named Anna fighting leukemia. The event was called 821 for Anna - named for the 821 day treatment that she is currently undergoing.
 
While the foundation will certainly be holding more events in the future, it is important to raise awareness for causes such as these. So while you are out on the boat at Hemlock enjoying the last few weeks we have left of summer, remember that a small act of kindness can mean all the difference for a great cause.

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