Weather Alert  

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM EST SUNDAY... ...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON ...COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from 9 AM to 3 PM EST Sunday. * LOCATIONS...Southwestern Suffolk and Southern Nassau. * TIMING...For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 9 AM to 3 PM EST Sunday. For the Coastal Flood Watch, from Sunday night through Monday afternoon. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...There is an elevated threat of property damage. Widespread flooding of vulnerable areas is expected near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect 1 to 3 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. This will result in numerous road closures and cause widespread flooding of low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront. Vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront will likely become flooded. Flooding will also extend inland from the waterfront along tidal rivers and bays. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...The combination of elevated water levels and high surf along the ocean beachfront should also result in significant beach erosion and localized splashovers around the times of high tide. * OUTLOOK...Minor coastal flooding and additional beach erosion are also possible around the times of high tide from Monday night into Tuesday.

No Plastic Bag Ban- Progressive or Too Much

LongIsland.com

The Village of Southampton has passed a bill prohibiting retailers from issuing non-biodegradable bags. Violators face a $1,000 fine and up to 14 days in jail. While this move, motivated over concern for the environment, ...

Print Email

The Village of Southampton has passed a bill prohibiting retailers from issuing non-biodegradable bags. Violators face a $1,000 fine and up to 14 days in jail. While this move, motivated over concern for the environment, can be viewed as commendable, one has to question whether it has gone too far. Where do we draw the line on government intervention? What's next? Are plastic bags that much more of a concern than everything else we consume and utilize that is not biodegradable? There also has to be the question of costs to local retailers already reeling from a struggling economy. Many have invested thousands of dollars placing logos and other branding on bags that now have to be scrapped and replaced with a new supply of bags. Sometimes I wonder if things like this happen out of boredom. The economy has to be of great concern to all of us, but is the trouble this drop in the ocean measure will cause worth it? I'll let you decide.