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"Areal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Statement" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * Flood Advisory for... central Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 745 PM EDT * at 450 PM EDT...Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Patchogue...Wading River...Middle Island...Manorville...Shirley... Medford...Calverton...Brookhaven National laboratory...Yaphank...Rocky Point...Mastic...Mastic Beach...Brookhaven...Bellport...Shoreham...East Patchogue...carmans River...Ridge...Blue Point and North Bellport. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams...urban areas...highways...streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated...or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent. Lat...Lon 4070 7298 4073 7295 4073 7293 4075 7298 4072 7309 4097 7295 4098 7269 4078 7281 4079 7283 4076 7281 4074 7288 4077 7289 4074 7291 4074 7295 4073 7288 4075 7281 4065 7313 Mps 430 PM EDT Wed may 4 2016 ...Minor coastal flooding possible tonight... * locations...along coast of southern New Haven... northwestern Long Island and southern Westchester County. * Tidal departures...around 1 ft above astronomical tides. * Timing...around times of high tide between 9 PM and midnight tonight. * Impacts...brief minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. , "Special Statement" A series of thunderstorms will move from the ocean into western Suffolk County. These storms will be capable of locally heavy rain...wind gusts to 30 mph...and small hail. Mps -- Wednesday May.04 16,05:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Updated "Atlas of Inland Fishes of New York" Now Available

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos, State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, and State Museum Director Mark Schaming today announced the publication of "The Atlas of Inland Fishes of New York" as ...

State DEC and Parks Replant Connetquot in the Wake of Southern Pine Beetle

As part of I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 7, approximately one hundred volunteers will begin tree restoration efforts at Connetquot River State Park Preserve on Long Island, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ...

Give Back to Long Island’s State Parks at I Love My Park Day on May 7!

It’s not too late to register to volunteer at a state park this Saturday for the fifth annual I Love My Park Day.

DEC Issues Guidance to Avoid Conflicts with Coyotes

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued guidance on preventing conflicts between people and coyotes as spring temperatures approach and coyotes increase foraging.

Due to Wastewater Infrastructure Investments, Health Officials Lift Peconic River Recreation Advisory

On December 15, 2015, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services issued an advisory to residents to take precautions before recreating on the tidal portion of the Peconic River (east of Grangebel Park) due to the possible ...

Cyanobacteria Blooms Found in Wickapogue Pond in Southampton

Results of water sampling performed by SUNY Stony Brook has confirmed cyanobacteria blooms, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Wickapogue Pond in Southampton, NY.

LongIsland.com's 2016 May Family Fun Guide: Spring Celebrations, Fabulous 5ks, Warm Weather Fun & More!

Spring is in full swing, Long Island, and this May is packed with tons of unforgettable fun that you won't want to miss out on!

Schumer: Calls $20M Authorization For School Water Contamination Lead Testing A Critical First Step

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that his new legislation, which would help school districts across New York State test their drinking water for potential lead contamination, has been included in the must-pass Water Resource Development ...

Incorporated Village of Old Westbury Water Department Voted as the Best Tasting Water in Nassau County for Third Year in a Row

Hundreds of Long Islanders Participate in Long Island Water Conference’s Best Tasting Water Competition

South Huntington Water District Voted as the Best Tasting Water in Suffolk County for Second Year in a Row

Hundreds of Long Islanders Participate in Long Island Water Conference’s Best Tasting Water Competition

Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million in Cooling Assistance For New Yorkers With Heat-Related Health Issues

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3 million is available to help New Yorkers who have medical conditions that can be aggravated by extreme heat to buy and install air conditioning.

East Hampton Becomes the 7th Certified Climate Smart Community in New York

The East Hampton Department of Natural Resources led the town's recent efforts to go become certified.

PSEG LI Provided 1,000 Free Trees to Customers

PSEG Long Island, in partnership with New York State Urban Forestry Council and the Arbor Day Foundation, provided 1,000 of its customers with a free tree through the Energy-Saving Trees program.

Governor Cuomo Announces $2 Million in Grants to Prevent Spread of Invasive Freshwater Species

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that over $2 million in grants from the Environmental Protection Fund will be awarded to municipalities, not-for-profits and higher educational programs for projects that will help protect New York State’s waters ...

Hike It Baby Nassau-Long Island Hits on the Trails on National Trails Day - Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hike it Baby Nassau-Long Island and over 230 other Hike it Baby branches will hit the trails on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in honor of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. Hike it Baby Nassau-Long Island has ...

The Adventure Park at Long Island to Celebrate Arbor Day 2016, Putting People In Treetops & Money Into Forest Preservation

The Adventure Park at Long Island will be celebrating Arbor Day, as will its sister parks in CT, MD, MA, MI, & VA.

DEC Issues Guidance to Homeowners to Avoid Problems With Bears

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today issued guidance on how to prevent negative encounters with black bears. Nearly all negative bear encounters in New York are the result of hungry bears being attracted ...

Governor Cuomo Announces $57 Million to Help Low-Income Households Reduce Utility Costs, Make Homes Healthier, Safer and More Energy-Efficient

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $57 million in Weatherization Assistance Program funds that will help cut utility costs for approximately 8,600 low-income families and seniors across the state.

May 7th is I Love My Park Day: Lend a Helping Hand at Keeping Our Long Island Parks Healthy & Beautiful

Give back to the Long Island parks you know and love so much by participating in volunteer efforts on I Love My Park Day 2016!

Celebrate Long Island’s State Parks at I Love My Park Day on May 7!

More than 20 parks across Long Island will hold volunteer events as part of the fifth annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 7.
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