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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 remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * 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. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less this morning. 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. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,03:00 PM

Atlantic City to Close Two Casinos in Three Days

5,000 people will lose their jobs as the casinos shut down.

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Two Atlantic City casinos will be shut down this weekend, followed by a third casino being closed in two weeks. 5,000 jobs will be lost over the course of three days, with another 3,000 jobs being lost after the third casino closes down.
 
The Showboat is closing on Sunday, and Revel will close on Monday and Tuesday. On September 16, the Trump Plaza is scheduled to close down as well.
 
The Showboat, which is owned by Caesars Entertainment, is actually still turning a profit. However, the company is closing it down to help reduce the total number of casinos in Atlantic City. Caesars Entertainment owns three other casinos in Atlantic City.
 
Casino revenue in Atlantic City has dropped about $2.5 billion since 2006. A total of four casinos will have been shut down by the end of this year.
 
New casinos have been opening consistently in the New York/New Jersey area. In 2012, Governor Andrew Cuomo made an amendment to the New York State constitution, legalizing public casinos. There have since been talks of a casino opening on Long Island. Owners are hoping that these closings will increase profits for the casinos that remain open.
 
After the Trump Plaza closes in September, a total of 8,000 people will have lost their jobs. This represents 25 percent of Atlantic City’s casino jobs, according to a report from the Associated Press.
 
Eight Atlantic City casinos will still be open after the closings. Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian said that casinos will only be a part of the attraction of the city, as they try to re-vamp their image as a more multifaceted tourist spot.
 
[Source: Associated Press]