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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * 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 the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * 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 Sat PM 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 the Saturday evening 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.

Make a Veteran's Keepsake Box at Home Depot Workshop

Make a keepsake wood box for yourself or a special veteran in your life. Stop by a Long Island Home Depot and take part in a Veteran's Keepsake Box workshop on Saturday, November 9.

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Learn a new skill while making a wood box to hold your own military mementos or to give to a veteran. In honor of Veterans Day, The Home Depot is holding a Veteran’s Keepsake Box workshop this Saturday, November 9, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at all its Long Island locations. This do-it-yourself workshop will be led by a Home Depot associate and will teach participants how to create a 12” square keepsake box that can be used for holding medals, ribbons, dog tags, military patches, and challenge coins.

The box will be built using a circular saw and drill and can be personalized with paint or stain. Hinges and closure pieces will be attached as well. The workshop is a mix of instruction, demonstration and hands-on learning. The workshop is free. All materials are available for purchase.

The Home Depot workshops are designed for all levels of experience and are especially helpful for beginners, who build confidence as they create projects. For more information about the Veteran’s Keepsake Box workshop and other upcoming DIY workshops, and to register online, visit The Home Depot website