Debbi Spiegel - Columnist

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"Coastal Flood Statement" ...Minor coastal flooding possible around high tide... * locations...immediate coast of southwestern Connecticut... northwestern Long Island and southern Westchester County. * Tidal departures...around 0.5 to 1 ft above astronomical tides. * Timing...around high tide this evening. * Impacts...tide levels may approach...or just exceed the minor coastal flooding threshold around the time of high tide. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. -- Wednesday May.04 16,01:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Debbi lives in St. James, which she describes as “a modern-day Mayberry” – a small town where parades down Lake Avenue are not uncommon, and she regularly runs into my PTA mom friends the local grocery store. She has a passion for staying connected online via social media, and reconnecting with old friends. She provides Long Islanders with her parenting insights, as well as Top 10 Articles featuring the best of what LI has to offer. Debbi can be reached at


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