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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a Blizzard Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect. * Locations...New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs...Long Island...and most of southern Connecticut. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph...strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin Monday morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by the evening rush. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Watch" ...Coastal Flood Watch in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Watch...which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning. * Locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 3 to 4 ft of surge above astronomical tide. A low probability of 4 to 4 1/2 ft surge above astronomical tide. * Timing...during the times of high tide between 3 am and 6 am late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 waves and high storm tide will cause beach erosion along north facing shorelines open to Long Island Sound. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Several shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday night/early Tuesday morning high tide... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........11.1-11.7.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........11.5-12.1.......moderate... Stamford CT.........436 am........11.1-11.7.......moderate... Bridgeport CT.......433 am........10.6-11.0.......moderate... New Haven CT........432 am.........9.5-10.1.......moderate... -- Sunday Jan.25 15,07:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Long Island Seniors

There are few better places in the world to age than Long Island.  Or course, most people joke about retiring to a southern state to enjoy the mild weather, but Long Island offers world class geriatric care, four mild seasons and a variety of senior communities as well as educational, recreational, shopping, dining, touring and other activities to keep seniors active and involved.

Long Island is a hub of activity for senior citizens.  Whether these activities are offered by local schools or universities for continuing education, town and county recreation programs, or senior assisted living or retirement communities, there is no end to the excitement of a post-retirement life on Long Island.  The following is a list of resources to help keep seniors on their feet.

Nassau County offers a long list of senior citizen clubs, centers and recreational programs.  Each town in the county also directs its own senior programs. Visit Nassau County's senior recreation page on its official website for more detailed information about these programs.

The Suffolk County Office for the Aging is dedicated to assisting residents 60 years of age or older in maintaining an independent lifestyle.  The office provides resources to aid seniors in eliminating financial and personal barriers to living independently, as well as to provide a continuum of care to elderly residents.

New York State offers a consumer's guide with information, programs and services for senior residents of the state.  New York State also provides a specialized housing guide for senior citizens.

The National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform provides several important resources for keeping senior living and care facilities as safe and healthy as possible.

Catholic Charities is among the largest organizations that provide specialized senior services on Long Island.  From social activities that keep seniors involved in their communities to aiding seniors who want to live independently, Catholic Charities is one of Long Island's most important senior services provider.

Additional Resources for Seniors on Long Island

Long Island Senior Events
Long Island Bingo Halls
Long Island Parks
Long Island Beaches
Long Island Theaters

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