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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... ...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED ...COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect until 3 PM EST this afternoon. The Coastal Flood Warning has been cancelled. * LOCATIONS...Southwestern Suffolk. * TIMING...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, until 3 PM EST this afternoon. For the Coastal Flood Watch, from Monday morning through Monday afternoon. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level is possible in low lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways with the high tide cycle today, and up to 2 feet of inundation is likely with the high tide cycle during the day on Monday. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...The combination of elevated water levels and high surf along the ocean beachfront should also result in significant beach erosion and localized splashovers around the times of high tide.

The Suffolk County SPCA Urges Long Islanders To Remember Pets During The Winter Storm Watch

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With Blizzard-like Conditions Possible, the Suffolk SPCA Urges Locals to remember their pets.

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Suffolk County, NY - January 25th, 2015 - With freezing temperatures, snow and strong winds in the forecast,  think about protection your pets. The Suffolk County SPCA recommends bringing your pets inside during cold winter weather.  A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow.
 
Keep your pets indoors during freezing temperatures. If left unattended outdoors they can get frostbite or become disorientated and freeze to death.Hypothermia can result from extended exposure to cold and is life-threatening condition.
 
Be Alert to Frostbite
Skin can turn red, white or gray and scaly.  If you suspect frostbite, contact your vet immediately. 
 
Be Aware of Exposure Time
Dogs who are ill, old, very young, or shorthaired cannot endure prolonged exposure to winter weather.  Take them out only to relieve themselves.  Many dogs need boots in winter weather, regardless of coat length.  If your dog frequently lifts up his paws, whines or stops on his walks, his feet are uncomfortably cold and may need dog booties for his paws.
 
Dog House
Dogs left outdoors in inclement weather must be provided with shelter appropriate to breed, physical condition and the climate.  Minimum standards for adequate shelter include a permanent structure with a waterproof roof, structural soundness, and sufficient insulation to protect from the inclement weather, space to make normal postural movements, freedom from excessive dirt, trash, or waste, and a clean surrounding area that does not threaten the well-being.
 
If you have bunnies who live outside, make sure they have a warm, dry hutch with plenty of bedding that is out of the wind.  Water is important too as is some extra food.  Cover the hutch with a tarp.  
 
For outdoor pets, make sure your pet has fresh, non frozen drinking water available. And remember, clean your pet's feet. Salt can irritate or burn, as well as causing vomiting and in some pets can even cause seizures.  Antifreeze has a sweet, attractive smell to pets and can be deadly if ingested.