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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 AM EDT SATURDAY * WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Advisory Saturday morning, up to one and a half foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northeastern Suffolk and Southeastern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 4 AM to 10 AM EDT Saturday. Localized minor coastal flooding from 8 PM to 11 PM EDT this evening. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect up 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...Along the ocean beach front and Orient Point, breaking waves of 5 to 8 ft will result in scattered areas of dune erosion, with wave splashover onto shoreline roads and properties possible during the times of high tide tonight through Saturday Night. Highest threat Saturday morning. Along the north shore or Suffolk County, breaking waves of 2 to 4 ft may result in beach erosion and wave splashover during the times of high tide this evening and Saturday morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Brief minor flooding possible, with inundation up to 1/2 ft above ground level, of the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline possible during this evening high tides.

Long Island Missing Persons

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A 2002 government study estimates that nearly 800,000 children go missing in the US annually. The causes for their disappearances vary from runaways, to being taken by family members, and even abduction by strangers.

To help find these missing children, police began instituting AMBER Alerts–a system by which the public can be notified of a missing child through the use of numerous media channels–between the late 90s and early 2000s.

The success of the public notification system in helping to locate missing children has led police to begin issuing similar alerts for other missing persons. Among these broader missing person alerts are Silver Alerts, which spread information about vulnerable citizens who have gone missing–particularly those with mental disabilities and senior citizens with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Together, these alert systems allow authorities to find missing persons with the aid of reports from the general public, helping to reunite missing persons with their families.

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