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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM to 7 PM EDT Sunday... * locations...western Long Island Sound. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the time of high tide Sunday afternoon. * Impacts...minor flooding of vulnerable low lying areas. Splash over of northeast facing beaches such as Asharoken on Long Island. * Tidal departures...up to 2 ft above astronomical tide levels. 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... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......545 PM...........9.8...........none...... Stamford CT.........518 PM...........9.7...........minor..... Bridgeport CT.......515 PM...........9.2...........minor..... -- Sunday Oct.04 15,03:12 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News





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Rain and Wind Cause Power Outage on LI while Hurricane Joaquin Tracks Further Out to Sea

Hurricane Joaquin continues to track away from LI, but a separate storm has already caused flooding and knocked the power out for some Long Islanders.

USDA Food Safety Tips For Areas Affected By Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted due to Hurricane Joaquin.

Impact from Joaquin Appears Less Likely, Flood Advisories Remain in Effect

More models show Hurricane Joaquin moving out to sea, but flooding is still possible on Long Island.

Long Island Braces for Impact as Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens to Category 4

Strong winds and rain could bring flooding to Long Island even before Hurricane Joaquin potentially hits.

Floridian Woman Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter after Fatal Hit & Run Accident in Carle Place

The Homicide Squad reports the details of a fatal auto accident which occurred on Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 12:36 A.M. in Carle Place.

September 2015's Super Spectacular Blood Moon: Don't Miss This Fall's Amazing Astrological Event

On September 27, 2015 there will be a total eclipse of the Blood Moon and will be the closet supermoon we will see this year.

Suffolk County SPCA: September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Help your animal stay safe! Your pet counts on you. Have a plan in place.

CDC: America’s Schools Make Positive Changes to Create Healthier School Meals

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published today in the Centers for ...

A.G. Schneiderman And Radioshack Settle Dispute Over Unredeemed Gift Cards

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office has reached a settlement in principle with RadioShack that will pay holders of unredeemed gift cards that were purchased by consumers at 100% of the value of ...

Statement from Governor Cuomo on Appellate Court Decision Regarding Home Care Workers

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit took a critical step to right the wrong regarding overtime pay and minimum wage rules for home health care workers.

Schumer: National Women's Hall of Fame to Host Public Input Town Hall with U.S. Tresurer on New $10 Bill Design

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, the National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a town hall with Treasurer of the United States Rosa “Rosie” Rios in Seneca Falls, NY, which will ...

Now Casting: Fox's Smash Hit Hotel Hell

FOX's smash hit show "Hotel Hell" is back for a third season, and we are on a nationwide search for Hotels, Motels or Inns that include food service, and that need to make some serious changes.

CDC: Nearly All Contact Lens Wearers in National Survey Report Risky Eye Care Behaviors That Can Lead to Eye Infection

Almost all of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States may be engaging in at least one behavior known to increase their risk of eye infections, according to a report published today by ...

National Campus Fire Safety Month Contest Works to Raise Student Awareness of Fire Hazards During September

NFPA, University of New Haven Fire Science Club and The Center for Campus Fire Safety co-host contest in partnership with Domino’s to address 24 percent increase in dorm fires from 2003-2013.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Multistate Settlement With Pharmaceutical Company Amgen Inc. For Promoting Off-Label Use Of Aranesp And Enbrel

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a $71 million multistate settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations that the pharmaceutical company unlawfully promoted biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel for off-label uses.

International Fugitive Arraigned for 1999 Murder at Hicksville Wedding

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment of a Guyanese man wanted for a 1999 shooting, in which he killed 19-year old Abzal Khan and injured another man at a Hicksville wedding.

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind parents that updating their children’s vaccinations should be added to their back-to-school list.

Most US Middle and High Schools Start the School Day Too Early

Fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began the school day at the recommended 8:30 AM start time or later during the 2011-2012 school year, according to data published today in the ...

Schumer Introduces New Bills to Expand Access to Voting

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today introduced three new bills designed to expand access to voting in the United States.

Where to See the Spectacular Peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The fantastic celestial show that is the annual Perseid Meteor Shower will peak next week, so be sure to find a great stargazing spot!
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