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Coastal Flood Statement issued September 21 at 6:55AM EDT until September 21 at 5:00PM EDT by NWS Upton NY * WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Statements, up to 0.5 to 1 foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. Localized minor coastal flooding. * WHERE...Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Northwestern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...For the first Coastal Flood Statement, from 1 PM to 5 PM EDT this afternoon. For the second Coastal Flood Statement, 2 PM to 6 PM EDT on Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding is expected in the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Some roads and low lying properties including parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience minor flooding.

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The Long Island Power Authority, better known as LIPA, is the sole owner of the electric grid in Nassau and Suffolk counties. It operated as a non-profit municipal electric utility under a certification provided by New York State after becoming Long Island’s primary service provider in 1998, having acquired the Long Island Lighting Company’s (LILCO) transmission and distribution service. 1.1 million residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and the Rockaway Peninsula depend on LIPA’s gird.

In December 2011, following major damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene, LIPA forged an agreement with New Jersey-based utility provider PSEG to allow the private company to manage and operate the Long Island power grid for a length of 10 years, beginning after a preliminary 2-year transition period. PSEG Long Island took over day-to-day operations on January 1, 2014, effectively privatizing the Island’s electric utility, while LIPA continued to be the owner of the grid and holder of its debt.

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