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"Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * flood advisory for... southern New London County in southern Connecticut... southern Middlesex County in southern Connecticut... central Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 800 am EST. * At 454 am EST, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain moving into the region. Isolated thunderstorms with heavy rain are also possible. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Around one-half inch of rain has fallen in the last 3 hours and additional rainfall of around one inch is expected over the area. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Lat...Lon 4142 7180 4141 7184 4134 7183 4133 7190 4109 7190 4108 7186 4104 7187 4087 7235 4063 7319 4075 7289 4071 7310 4071 7312 4097 7290 4100 7260 4113 7237 4131 7259 4137 7256 4145 7240 4152 7179 Met 337 am EST sun Jan 20 2019 ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, southern Fairfield, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, eastern Bergen, eastern Essex, eastern Passaic, eastern Union, Hudson, western Essex, and western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), New York (manhattan), northeastern Suffolk, northern Nassau, northern Queens, northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (staten island), southeastern Suffolk, southern Nassau, southern Queens, southern Westchester, and southwestern Suffolk. * Until 1 PM EST this afternoon * moderate to locally heavy rain will continue through early this afternoon. Total amounts of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches are possible, which may result in flooding of urban areas, and flashy streams. * Any fresh water flooding will be exacerbated by coastal flooding during the Sunday morning high tide. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. 554 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019 ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 6 am to 1 PM EST Sunday... * locations...vulnerable coastal locations along Long Island Sound, the East River, Peconic and gardiners bays. * Tidal departure...around 2 ft above astronomical tides. * Coastal flood impacts...shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to 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 2 to 4 ft will result in beach erosion with minor damage possible to dune structures along the Connecticut shoreline. * Timing...around the times of high tide Sunday morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. Bridgeport CT MLLW categories - minor 8.9 ft, moderate 10.4 ft, major 11.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.6 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.1 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.8/10.3 2.5/ 3.0 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 min-mod Stamford CT MLLW categories - minor 9.4 ft, moderate 11.0 ft, major 12.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.5/11.0 2.6/ 3.1 2.0/ 2.5 2-4 min-mod New Haven CT MLLW categories - minor 8.6 ft, moderate 9.2 ft, major 10.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.5 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.1/ 9.6 2.3/ 2.8 1.9/ 2.3 2-4 moderate New London CT MLLW categories - minor 5.0 ft, moderate 6.0 ft, major 7.8 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.7 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/08 am 5.2/ 5.7 2.1/ 2.6 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 minor Kings Point NY MLLW categories - minor 10.0 ft, moderate 10.5 ft, major 13.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 2.7 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.5/11.0 2.7/ 3.2 1.8/ 2.2 1-2 min-mod Piermont NY MLLW categories - minor 6.4 ft, moderate 7.4 ft, major 8.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.4 ft, moderate 3.4 ft, major 4.4 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/09 am 5.1/ 5.6 1.1/ 1.6 1.2/ 1.7 0 none Old Field NY MLLW categories - minor 9.2 ft, moderate 10.2 ft, major 12.2 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.7/10.2 2.4/ 2.9 1.8/ 2.3 1-2 minor Glen Cove NY MLLW categories - minor 10.1 ft, moderate 11.1 ft, major 13.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 3.2 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.3/10.8 2.3/ 2.8 1.5/ 2.0 1-2 minor Montauk NY MLLW categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 5.3 ft, major 7.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.0 ft, moderate 2.8 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/08 am 4.7/ 5.2 2.2/ 2.7 1.9/ 2.3 1-2 minor Riverhead NY MLLW categories - minor 5.6 ft, moderate 6.3 ft, major 7.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.3 ft, moderate 3.0 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/11 am 5.7/ 6.2 2.5/ 3.0 2.1/ 2.6 0-1 min-mod Orient Point NY MLLW categories - minor 4.7 ft, moderate 5.7 ft, major 6.7 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 3.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/09 am 5.1/ 5.6 2.2/ 2.7 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 minor -- Sunday Jan.20 19,07:19 AM

Suozzi Convenes First Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting as Part of Very Busy Week in New York’s 3rd Congressional District

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With Congress in recess, Congressman Tom Suozzi wrapped up an important district work period by meeting with constituents and local organizations as he continues to focus on his top priorities in NY's Third Congressional district.

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Congressman Suozzi met with air traffic noise groups; brought in Bethpage Plume consultant; visited Cold Spring Harbor labs; spoke at Black History Month celebrations; and talked with local civic groups.

Photo by: Office of Congressman Thomas Suozzi.

Washington, DC - February 27, 2017 - With Congress in recess, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D – Queens, Long Island) wrapped up an important district work period by meeting with constituents and local organizations as he continues to focus on his top priorities in New York's Third Congressional district.

Following through on his pledge to support local veterans, Congressman Suozzi convened his first meeting with his newly formed Veterans Advisory Committee. The committee’s purpose is to ensure that veterans who have served their nation are able to lives out their lives with dignity and respect.

“We discussed four major topics during this meeting: 1) Making sure veterans are able to transition from military life to civilian life, which includes helping them find good-paying jobs. 2) Providing them with quality housing so no veteran is left without a place to stay. 3) Ensuring they have access to the best mental health care services available in order to combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 4) My support for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (H.R. 299), a bill that would expand benefits for service members exposed to Agent Orange during the war. We’re off to a good start and it was the first of what I know will be many productive meetings to come.”

On Friday, Congressman Suozzi met with several members of local air traffic noise groups to find solutions on how to reduce airplane and helicopter noise. Congressman Suozzi is Co-Chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus.

“Folks living on Queens and Long Island have a right to live in peace and quiet, and I’m going to keep working hard to make that happen,” said Suozzi. He continued, “By coming together and exchanging ideas, I believe we’re going to keep moving in the right direction.”

In keeping with his commitment to bring people together to help clean up the Bethpage Plume, Congressman Suozzi met with Philip Greco, who worked at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over 40 years in a variety of roles, including as an acting section chief. Greco will serve as a technical consultant to Congressman Suozzi and his staff on the Bethpage Plume.

“I said from the very beginning that I would try and bring all local stakeholders together to solve this problem affecting thousands of people in our community. Philip’s insight and knowledge of environmental issues will be a big help in trying to move forward to clean up this mess.”

Congressman Suozzi also met with scientists, students and staff at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an internationally renowned research institution with achievements in molecular biology and genetics. Topics of discussion included the adverse effect President Trump’s travel ban is having on students at Cold Spring Harbor and around the world.

“There are students at Cold Spring Harbor who are having to choose between continuing their careers here in the U.S. or going back to their home country. President Trump’s discriminatory travel ban is literally driving the best minds science has to offer away from our nation. It’s just another reason why the travel ban is making our country weaker, not stronger,” said Suozzi.

On Sunday, Congressman Suozzi spoke at the Black History Month Celebration, hosted by the Huntington Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Huntington Station.

“It is truly an honor to serve at this important time in history,” said Suozzi. “While we have made progress as a nation in the fight for equal rights, it’s clear that we still have a lot more work to do.”

Finally, Congressman Suozzi met with representatives from Huntington Matters, a local civic group dedicated making Huntington Station and surrounding towns a better place to live.

“Nothing is more important to me than making sure that we improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Suozzi.

Congressman Suozzi represents New York’s third congressional district. He serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. He is Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus.