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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON * WHAT...Coastal Flood Advisory for minor coastal flooding during the times of high tide this morning into early afternoon. * WHERE...Southwestern Suffolk County. * WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 8 AM to 2 PM EDT today. * IMPACTS...Flooding of lots, parks, and roads with only isolated road closures expected. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to 1 1/2 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. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Breaking waves of 4 to 6 ft along the Atlantic ocean beachfront will likely result in beach erosion during the times of high tide, but dune impacts appear limited.

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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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