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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Saturday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday. The coastal Flood Advisory for this evening remains in effect. * Locations...shorelines along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 feet above astronomical tide heights. * Timing...around the times of high tide between 10 PM and 2 am tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1147 PM.......10.4-10.8/2.6-3.0.....Moderate.. Stamford CT........1155 PM.......10.2-10.7.............Minor..... Bridgeport CT......1152 PM....... 9.7-10.1.............Minor..... New Haven CT.......1151 PM....... 8.5- 8.9.............Minor..... Glen Cove NY.......1125 PM.......10.4-10.8.............Minor..... Old Field NY.......1153 PM....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor..... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Sat night... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1239 am.......10.0-10.4/2.2-2.6.....Minor.... Stamford CT........1245 am....... 9.5- 9.9.............Minor.... Bridgeport CT......1242 am....... 9.0- 9.4.............Minor.... New Haven CT.......1239 am....... 8.1- 8.5.............None..... Glen Cove NY.......1249 am.......10.3-10.7.............Minor.... Old Field NY.......1244 am....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor.... -- Friday May.06 16,06:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Town of Southold

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The Town of Southold is located in the northeastern tip of Suffolk County, on the north fork of Long Island. The hamlet of Southold is considered by many historians to be the first English settlement on Long Island, founded on 1640.  The name Southold is thought to be a misspelling of the name Southwold, a coastal town in the county of Suffolk in England.  

English Puritans from Connecticut settled in Southold under the leadership of Reverend John Youngs.  This group purchased the land from a tribe of Lenape Native Americans. Southold was supervised by New Haven under the Connecticut colony.  Settlers wished for the town to be operated as a theocracy, and Connecticut allowed a freedom of religion. The Dutch took control of New York in 1673, and many eastern towns on Long Island refused to submit to the foreign authority.  A family feud between the Duke of York, son of the executed King Charles I, and Connecticut authorities led to Southold being governed by the New York colony after the British takeover in 1674.  The harbor at Greenport, which rarely froze over, was a historically important trading, fishing and whaling port.  The expansion of the Long Island Rail Road to Southold made it a popular destination for summer travellers since the late 19th century.  

The 2010 census reveals that the population of Southold approaches 5,900 residents, and the average household annual income falls just short of $50,000.  One village and ten hamlets form the Town of Southold.  There is a hamlet by the same name located within the town. This area on the north fork of Long Island is now known for it's numerous wineries, farmstands and local produce.


Villages in the Town of Southold


Hamlets in the Town of Southold


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