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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM WEDNESDAY TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY * WHAT...Coastal flood statement for shorelines of New Haven CT NW Suffolk NY as well as Northern Nassau NY for high tide cycles tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Coastal flood advisory for these same areas for high tide cycles Wednesday night. Half foot to one foot of inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline tonight and Wednesday. Around one foot of inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline Wednesday night. * WHERE...In Connecticut, Southern New Haven County. In New York, Northwestern Suffolk and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 11 PM Wednesday to 2 AM EDT Thursday. For the Coastal Flood Statement, from 11 PM EDT this evening through Wednesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline tonight and Wednesday. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline Wednesday night. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding.

Saturday's Top 10: Celebrating President's Day Weekend

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Celebrate two of the greatest American Presidents.

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During the month of February we celebrate the birthdays of two of our greatest Presidents.  George Washington was born on February 22nd and Abraham Lincoln was born on the 12th.  Did you know that George Washington publically celebrated his birthday when he was in office?  The federal holiday Washington's Birthday honors the accomplishments of the man known as "The Father of his Country". It celebrated him for his leadership in the founding of the nation.  It was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen.  For many years, each birthday was celebrated independently until Congress created a uniform system of federal Monday holidays.

Today, the February holiday has become well known for being a day in which many stores hold sales.  Kids love the day off from school or in year's past a whole week off.  Thanks to Superstorm Sandy, most districts are only closed on Monday this year.  Many of the places that traditionally offer winter break activities are extending their hours to accommodate kids in school this week.

Here are some fun things to do over the long weekend:

Let us know how you will spend the weekend on LongIsland.com Forum

 

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