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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 normal. * Timing...around the times of high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties 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..10.4-10.9/2.6-3.1......min-mod... Bridgeport CT.......1148 PM...9.6-10.1/2.3-2.8......minor..... New Haven CT........1147 PM...8.7-9.2/2.0-2.5.......min-mod... Old Field NY........1150 PM...9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.......minor..... Glen Cove NY........1152 PM..10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8......minor..... -- Thursday May.25 17,06:24 AM

Governor Cuomo Directs Flags To Half-Staff on October 23rd, 2013

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on October 23, 2013 in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the bombing of the military barracks in Beirut, ...

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Albany, NY - October 22, 2013 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on October 23, 2013 in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the bombing of the military barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

In the attack, 241 American servicemen including 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers were killed, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since World War II's Battle of Iwo Jima, the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States military since the first day of the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive, and the deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since World War II. Of the 241 service members, 24 were residents of New York State.

“On this somber occasion, we honor the sacrifice of these 241 brave individuals who gave their lives 30 years ago serving our nation,” Governor Cuomo said. “I join with all New Yorkers in remembering their service and offer my thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of these heroes.”

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state's service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.