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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * 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 today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * 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 tonight 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 this evening's 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.

Mangano: Nickerson Beach Campground 2014 Early Bird Registration Is Saturday, January 25th

Reservations must be made in person.

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Lido Beach, NY - January 7, 2013 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the 2014 Early Bird Registration for the Nickerson Beach campground will take place on Saturday, January 25th from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The registration process is conducted as a lottery.
The Lottery Process will be as follows:
  • Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. Each patron will get one lottery card to fill out. Only one entry per household.
  • Fill out the lottery card with your name and valid Leisure pass number. The lottery cards are to be placed in the lottery box after they are filled out.
  • The cards will only be accepted on the day of early-bird registration.
  • At approximately 8:30 a.m. The reservation process will begin and each lottery card will be drawn to determine the order in which reservations will be taken.
  • When your name is called you will then be able to make a maximum of two campground reservations for yourself only.
All reservations must be made in person. No phone reservations will be accepted on that day. All other reservations can be made in person or by phone when the office opens. Leisure passes must be obtained by Nassau County residents before filling out the lottery card. Nassau County residents can obtain a Leisure Pass in the main office or any other leisure Pass location.
About Nickerson Beach
Nickerson Beach Park is a 155 acre sun-drenched recreational facility, located along the Atlantic Ocean on Long Island’s South Shore. The beach, approximately one mile long, includes areas that are cordoned off to protect nesting areas for the Piping Plover, a sparrow-sized shorebird that is protected by federal law. The facility has two pools at either end of the park, along with small “kiddie” pools, new beach showers and cabanas that are awarded via a lottery system. The “Fun Zone” includes two new basketball courts, a skate park and a playground. There is an additional basketball court by the cabana area, two tennis courts and a new baseball field. There are also two soccer fields and six Beach Volleyball courts. The park also offers all-terrain wheelchairs for the disabled. Other attractions are the campgrounds with 74 Recreational Vehicle sites and a dog run with separate areas for big and small dogs. For further information, please call the Nassau County Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website at: