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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. 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 Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... ...Dense fog advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. The dense fog advisory has been cancelled. The high wind watch is no longer in effect. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected across Long Island...and especially in areas with eastern exposure. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and 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" The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. 911 am EST sun Jan 22 2017 The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,11:00 AM

Governor Cuomo Announces Reopening of All State Highways on Long Island a Week after Widespread Flooding

Paving Completed on Ocean Parkway at Tobay Beach.

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Long Island, NY - August 21, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that one week after heavy rainfall flooded much of Long Island causing lane closures on nine major New York State highways, all of the highways have been reopened. Seven of the highways were restored on August 13, the day of the storm, but Ocean Parkway and the Meadowbrook State Parkway sustained heavy damage. Crews worked double and extended shifts to accelerate the repairs. 

Long Island's roadways are the lifeblood of the region and I commend the many Department of Transportation employees who worked tirelessly to get all roads and bridges reopened after last week's severe weather,” Governor Cuomo said. “We will continue to work with our local and Federal partners in this ongoing recovery and will do everything we can to assist Long Islanders affected by the storms."

The New York State Department of Transportation and its contractors were able to expedite the highway repairs with coordination and assistance from other State agencies, including the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald said, “Governor Cuomo knows that transportation is important. Time and again in recent years, he has made sure that New Yorkers got the help they needed when hurricanes, tornadoes and other extreme weather events hit. Thanks to the Governor’s leadership, our contractors and the hardworking men and women at the State Department of Transportation have been able to restore storm-damaged roads and bridges expeditiously.”

 Ocean Parkway was fully reopened last night after two pedestrian underpasses damaged by last week’s storm were restored. The easternmost underpass at Tobay Beach in the Town of Oyster Bay was partially undermined, causing multiple lanes to close. Paving was completed at the site last night, which was the final step needed in order to fully reopen the highway. Some finishing work will be completed this fall, but it will require only short-term lane closures.

Just west of the underpass, in the vicinity of the watch tower at Tobay Beach, a second underpass was filled with sand and water last week, sustaining slope erosion and guiderail damage. All lanes were reopened at that location last Friday, August 15.

Two bridges on the Meadowbrook State Parkway in the Town of Hempstead also sustained significant damage in last week’s storm. The bridge over False Creek reopened Saturday, August 16 after slope erosion on the northeast and southeast corners of the bridge was repaired, guiderail damage was fixed and asphalt along the shoulder of the road was replaced. The bridge over Sloop Channel also reopened August 16 following a slope repair, road shoulder restoration and guardrail fixes.

Pictured: Flooding on Sunrise Highway on August 13th. Photo by Emily Palomba.