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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * 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 the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * 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 Sat PM 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 the Saturday evening 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.

Tom Suozzi To Run For Nassau County Executive

Tom Suozzi to throw his hat in the ring for Nassau County Executive.

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About three years after narrowly losing the race for Nassau County Executive, Tom Suozzi is back and itching to run again. The announcement was made via Suozzi’s official website, along with his social media outlets. In 2006, Suozzi lost election to Eliot Spitzer, and in 2009 conceded victory to Ed Mangano.

In his campaign video, Suozzi places an emphasis on “good schools, strong communities” and “an affordable place to raise a family.” Suozzi also lays the blame for young families’ inabilities to live on Long Island (and more specifically, Nassau County) at Mangano’s feet. “This isn’t about politics. This is about what kind of community we want to be.”

Suozzi’s pitch for “the ideal suburb” is an interesting approach in that it’s painfully obvious that such an impossibly high cost of living, Nassau (and Suffolk) are hardly “ideal” for young people, let alone young families. The former County Executive uses a personal anecdote to hammer home the concept, stating in a letter “For over three years Ed Mangano has presided over the decline of our County. I’ve seen the county taken over by a state agency. I’ve seen the county mismanaged from one man-made crisis after another and I’ve seen no one even talking about a vision for our future. That's why I am running for Nassau County Executive. We have to do better. We have to do better for our children, our grandchildren, and ourselves. And I know we can.”

*Photo courtesy of Facebook