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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TUESDAY TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY * WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Northwestern Suffolk, Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Queens and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 9 PM Tuesday to 2 AM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Minor 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. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty on when the peak surge arrives. This forecast is based on a worst case scenario, with a 2-3 ft surge coming in at the time of high tide Tuesday Night. If the surge peaks earlier, then water levels and inundation will be less than forecast.

First Time Home Buyers In Suffolk County Get A Financial Boost

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The American Dream may be alive and well for up to 70 first time home buyers in Suffolk County. Last week, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announced that first time home buyers in Suffolk County, ...

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The American Dream may be alive and well for up to 70 first time home buyers in Suffolk County. Last week, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announced that first time home buyers in Suffolk County, through a $1 million program, may be eligible for as much as $14,000 in down payment assistance from the county. The Suffolk County Community Development Office will determine eligibility based on family size and gross annual income in accordance with HUD standards which states that a family of two can make as much as $67,900 and a family of four as much as $84,900. “This $1 million in federal home aid is the highest amount Suffolk has allocated, matching the amounts of the last three years, and provides an important stimulus to the housing market at this time,” said Mr. Levy in a release issued last week. “More significantly, this program helps our working families achieve the American Dream of home ownership here in Suffolk County.” According to information provided by the County Executive, families earning 60 percent of the area median income will be eligible for grants of up to $14,000 and families at or below 80 percent of the area median income eligible for grants up to $12,000. Applications will accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To receive an application, call the Suffolk County Office of Community Development at (631) 853-5705. For additional information, visit http://www.co.suffolk.ny.us