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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.


Word of the Day contest supports September 26th Homework Help Day in Suffolk County

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Suffolk County students K-12 are invited to join their participating local public library on Monday September 26th for demonstrations on accessing the benefits of real-time, online, homework tutoring help available to them for free with a library card. Beginning September 19, WBLI 106.1 FM Radio will be announcing opportunities for students to also enter a Word of the Day drawing to win a $50 certificate at participating Friendly's Restaurants.

Each day of the week for six weeks beginning September 19, a Word of the Day - for example, colloquial - will be posted at the Suffolk County digital branch, homepage with a link back to the contest page. There, contestants will fill in the entry form with the day's word in order to be eligible for a chance to win the week's random drawing for a $50 Friendly's certificate. Winners will be contacted by the radio station and posted at and The certificates will be made available for pickup either at the radio station or the winner's local public library.

For more details on the Word of the Day contest, visit, or on Facebook

Homework Help Day on Monday September 26th will showcase the live tutoring help available to cardholders at the county's one-stop digital branch: By clicking the menu tab Live Study Help/K- 12 on the website, students gain access to free interaction with licensed and trained tutors ready to help them brush up, stay on top of, or get in front of class work. The library demonstrations will cover how to obtain help in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, and general skills building. For more information and a schedule of demonstrations, call or visit the website of your local public library.
During the year, live tutoring help is available online Monday - Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m., excluding some holidays. As the school year progresses, tutors also offer assistance in prepping for PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. A 24-hour Writing Lab allows students to submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback in as little as one day.

New public library patrons may obtain a temporary library card online for immediate access to live tutoring help prior to picking up a full use card at their local public library. Simply click on the Get A Card tab at to receive a temporary 30-day card.

ABOUT LIVE-BRARY.COM: In 2010, the local public libraries of Suffolk County, NY came together to launch the digital branch,, providing the county's one million patrons a selection of free online resources including live homework help and downloadable eBooks, audio books, movies and music. In 2011, Live-brary For Kids (to age 10) was added.