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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Tips for Hosting your Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

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And they're off, running in the 139th Kentucky Derby!

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And they're off! Those three little words ignite what's been termed the most exciting two minutes in sports. This year the 139th Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 4th. The "Run for the Roses", is aptly named as a blanket of 564 red roses is draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. The Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875.

If you can't get to Churchill Downs for the big event, you can watch it on television or download an app to watch it on your iPad. Honestly, though, does that seem right? Why not get dressed up, put on your fanciest hat (for women) and your seersucker suit (for men) and host a Kentucky Derby party.

The Derby is about the magic of how people come together to honor Southern traditions. The mint julep is an iced drink consisting of bourbon, mint and a sugar syrup.  It  is the traditional beverage of the race.  Provide all of your guests with Racing Forms and set up your own betting pool to add to the excitement of the day.

Here are some great local resources for your own Derby viewing party.

 

Let us know how you plan to celebrate the Kentucky Derby on LongIsland.com Forum.