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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 The high wind watch is no longer in effect.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 Receives End of Year Progress Report on NY Works Initiative

$1.6 Billion in Invested in On Time and On Budget Infrastructure Projects in Last Two Years.

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Albany, NY - December 16, 2013 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received an end of the year progress report on the NY Works Initiative showing investments of $1.6 billion in vital infrastructure projects statewide, including $1.2 billion to repair and rebuild roads and bridges, $265 million to improve parks, and $142 million to protect coasts from floods. NY Works projects have also supported tens of thousands of direct jobs around the state. Director of State Operations Howard Glaser presented the results of the report at the Governor’s cabinet meeting today.

“NY Works is working for our State by creating jobs and rebuilding New York’s roads, bridges, parks and other vital infrastructure” Governor Cuomo said. “With the investment of $1.6 billion in projects ranging from bridges replacements to park rehabilitations and flood protection measures, NY Works is transforming state government’s approach to capital investments in a way that creates tens of thousands of jobs and more effectively upgrades our critical infrastructure. The Task Force has made great progress thus far, and through this approach my administration will continue to revamp New York’s infrastructure for years to come.”

Roads and Bridges
The NY Works program focuses in part on improving the condition of roads and bridges from fair condition to good condition in order to extend their service life. In total, NY Works has completed $488 million in road and bridge improvements in 2013, compared to $462 million in road and bridge improvements that were either completed or underway in 2012. The improvements better preserve the state’s infrastructure and guard against the need for more costly, in-depth construction.

NY Works is also focused specifically on addressing bridge deck and structural replacement or rehabilitation needs on more than 100 bridges throughout New York State. Since January 2013, 57 bridge projects were completed through NY Works, compared to 45 projects in 2012.

Improvements through the NY Works initiative also include construction and upgrade projects to the New York State Thruway. More than 250 lane miles were resurfaced or rehabilitated on the Thruway in 2013, and aside from the New NY Bridge, a total of $340 million in projects were let on the system this year.

Parks
The NY Works initiative is also charged with supporting a statewide revitalization of the parks system with a $265 million dollar investment. To date a total of 155 projects are completed or underway resulting in the expenditure of $175 million thus far. In addition to a variety of improvements at parks and historic sites, this component of NY Works is creating 2,500 jobs in communities throughout the state. In 2013, signature projects that were advanced or completed include rehabilitations and improvements at Niagara Falls State Park, Riverbank State Park, and Jones Beach State Park.

Coastal Protection, Dams & Flood Control
NY Works has also played a vital role in the state’s efforts to recover from the damage of Superstorm Sandy and prepare for future major weather events. A wide variety of projects are underway to improve the resiliency of storm-impacted or at risk communities around the state, including 18 dam projects, 64 flood control projects, and 24 recreational site projects. Over the course of 2012 and 2013, NY Works has provided $142 million for coastal protection and related projects.

The NY Works Task was created by Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders in 2012 to revamp the state’s approach to infrastructure investments in a way that grows the economy, creates jobs, and improves the overall quality of life in New York. This includes the development of the New York’s first-ever 10-year Statewide Capital Plan, which coordinates $174 billion in existing capital investment dollars across 47 State agencies and authorities. In addition, the Task Force has been particularly focused on expediting high priority infrastructure projects across the state while also ensuring that projects are completed on time and on budget.

The Task Force, led by Co-Chairs Felix G. Rohatyn and Denis M. Hughes, continues to engage in vigorous, far-ranging deliberations on the best methods for identifying, delivering, and paying for the infrastructure New York State needs. These deliberations draw on the knowledge and experience of, among others, the Task Force’s members, the Regional Economic Development Councils, and public and private sector infrastructure experts from across the nation and around the world. Task Force members and staff have also crisscrossed the state, seeking input from community stakeholders on capital project delivery, planning, and finance.