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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.

Remembering & Honoring Long Island's Fallen Soldiers This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, be sure to make time to remember & honor those who have died to protect our country.

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With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, you couldn’t pick a better time to reflect on, and honor, our fallen heroes.

These brave men and women who have risked life and limb for their country deserve to be remembered and commemorated. Here are a few different ways you can honor our Vets this Memorial Day.

Visit a Veterans Cemetery: A great way to show your appreciation for our fallen veterans is to take a trip out to your local Veterans Cemetery. Whether you bring along some flowers, or miniature versions of the U.S. flag to place on the headstones, be sure to have a moment of silence for our fallen heroes. Think of them and the sacrifices they have made for our country. If you are unsure about the location of your nearest National cemetery, you can find a list here on the VA's website.

Memorial Day Parades: Participating in or simply going to a Memorial Day parade is a wonderful, joyous way to show your support and pride for our veterans. Sport your finest red, white and blue attire, wave your flags up high and cheer away as a community to commemorate these brave men and women who gave their life for their country.

Say Thank You: Many of us know someone in the military who lost their life, and we also know the families they have left behind. Support the families of our fallen soldiers, say, “Thank you for the sacrifice you and your veteran have made.” Lend them a helping hand if you see them struggling, give them a hug when they need it, be available to listen to them and truly hear their story and their troubles.

Donate: If you can, make a donation to one of the many veteran organizations in the name of someone you’ve lost fighting for our country. Honor them and all those who came before, and after, who fought bravely and valiantly in the name of freedom.

Pass on the importance of the holiday: Whether it be by sharing a personal story about a veteran you’ve known, watching a special on TV, reading a story about veterans and Memorial Day, or even doing a Memorial Day themed craft, pass on the important message of Memorial Day to your children. Raise awareness of the sacrifices others have made that have enabled your children to live the lives they are living now.

Have any ideas of your own?
Comment and let us know how you plan to remember our troops this Memorial Day.