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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EDT Friday... * locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 ft above astronomical tides tonight. * Timing...minor flooding around the times of high tide tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover tonight. Inundation of 1 to 1 1/2 ft above ground level in the lowest lying spots. A few Road closures likely with a low threat of property damage. 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 tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. .................................(mllw/mhhw).................. Kings Point NY......1136 PM..10.5-11.0/2.7-3.2......minor..... Bridgeport CT.......1148 PM...9.6-10.1/2.3-2.8......minor..... New Haven CT........1147 PM....8.8-9.3/2.1-2.6......min-mod... Old Field NY........1150 PM...9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7......minor..... Glen Cove NY........1152 PM..10.4-10.9/2.5-3.0......minor..... -- Thursday May.25 17,09:36 PM

Legislator Anker Encourages Residents to Take Action and Prepare

September is National Preparedness Month.

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Mount Sinai, NY - September 4, 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker encourages residents to participate in FEMA’s new emergency preparedness campaign. In honor of National Preparedness Month, FEMA asks citizens to begin emergency preparation as early as possible. Weather related emergencies can occur with little notice, which is why year’s theme for National Preparedness Month is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” 
 
Throughout the month of September, each week of the awareness campaign will focus on a different topic related to emergency preparedness. National Preparedness Month will conclude on September 30th  with a national day of action, known as “Nation Prepare-A-Thon Day”.  On this day communities are encouraged to take practical steps to increase their preparedness for a potential emergency. 
 
“The most important thing we can do, in the event of an emergency, for ourselves and for our loved ones is to be prepared,” said Legislator Anker. “Weather events such as Superstorm Sandy remind us how we should develop an emergency plan.”
 
To learn more about how you can play a role in your community’s preparedness, visit www.ready.gov/prepare for more information.