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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.

Is it the end of summer already…

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BY RICH KNUTSON Well here it is. Is it the end of summer already? Summer vacations coming to a close. Those weeks of a change of scenery from that piece of land we call Long ...

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BY RICH KNUTSON

Well here it is. Is it the end of summer already? Summer vacations coming to a close. Those weeks of a change of scenery from that piece of land we call Long Island. Now it's back to work, back to school and back to normal? The road construction seems endless. Railroad timetables change with the date but do they really change, at least from a Peak/Monthly ticketholders point of view. The buses they constantly need help. They are always "this close" from getting it right, no fault of the drivers mind you. We get to hear to how everyone's summer went. How long they were gone? Where they went? What they saw? And then think about how our own summer went as we get back to the grind. Welcome back all. Fall is nice in New England but Fall is nice here too, on Long Island New York.

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Rich Knutson is a born and bred Long Islander who understands the joys and frustration of getting around on Long Island. He is a 15+ year LIRR - LI Bus/Suffolk Transit commuter and is a member of a two-car family.