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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday. * Locations...western Long Island Sound including New Haven and Fairfield counties in southern Connecticut, Westchester, Bronx, northern Queens, northern Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties in New York. * Tidal departure...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides around the times of high tide. * Coastal flood impacts...there is a low threat of property damage. 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. * Timing...around the times of high tide tonight. 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 8.9/ 9.4 1.6/ 2.0 2.7/ 3.2 2-3 minor 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.3/ 9.8 1.4/ 1.9 2.7/ 3.2 2-3 minor 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 8.4/ 8.9 1.7/ 2.2 2.7/ 3.2 2 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/06 am 9.4/ 9.9 1.6/ 2.0 2.8/ 3.4 2 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.1/ 9.6 1.8/ 2.2 3.0/ 3.5 2-4 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.2/ 9.7 1.3/ 1.8 2.6/ 3.1 2-3 none -- Thursday Nov.15 18,02:34 PM

Port Washington Water District Launches New Water Conservation Education Youth Program

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Coinciding with May's Water Conservation Awareness Month, Port Washington Water District launches new Water Conservation Education youth program featuring kid-friendly educational activity books.

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Port Washington, NY – May 21st, 2013 Teaching, preparing and educating our children about the importance of conservation will have a profound affect to the future and sustainability of our natural resources.  As a leading authority on water and conservation, Port Washington Water District (PWWD) understands the significance of educating our future leaders at an early age and providing engaging experiences is critical to their development. Supporting this initiative while also observing Water Conservation Awareness Month, the PWWD Board of Water Commissioners recently announced the development and launch of interactive and fun educational activity books for children that emphasize the importance of our water system and environment.  PWWD will deliver these books in the backpacks of all Port Washington public and private school kindergarten and elementary school students.

Designed for two age levels, children three to seven years of age and children in second through fifth grade, these hands-on, minds-on learning activity books focus on:
 

  • Creating awareness of water as the building block of life.
  • Understanding of the water cycle and Long Island’s Aquifer system.
  • Ideas of conservation, sustainability, the environment, and similar topics.

The activity lessons are illustrated in entertaining images that promote both education and creativity, offering fun for all kids as they color while learning important facts about water, conservation, the environment, and safety. PWWD produced the custom-designed educational activity books with Deborah and Joe Linder of Colorfully Yours, Inc., which has created similar books for Public Service Departments around the country for 50 years.

 

PWWD Commissioner Mindy Germain notes, “These inspiring children’s books bring important safety and environmental issues to life, so kids get a fundamental and fun education at an early age. It’s important for them and everyone to remember that water is our greatest and most critical resource and we can’t survive without it.”

 

 

“Learning through these books will build a foundation of education and awareness that will help guide our children for years to come,” added PWWD Commissioner David Brackett.  “We feel it is critical to raise and educate our children with the knowledge and attitudes that enable them to create a more sustainable future for generations to follow.” 

 

 

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