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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 18,02:04 PM

Popular Ford 2013 Models Recalled for Fuel Leaks, Engine Fires

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The Ford Fusion is one of the company's most best-selling models, but it faces another recall along with other 2013 models.

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Several of Ford’s 2013 car and SUV models have been globally recalled for fuel tank leaks that can lead to engine fires. The 2013 models affected include the Fusion, Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Police Utility and Police Interceptor. The Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ models are also impacted.

There have been reports of engines overheating, followed by fires starting in the engine compartment when the engine is running. No injuries have been reported, according to Ford.

While the Ford Fusion was redesigned last fall and it’s been one of Ford’s best-selling models, there’s been several recalls since its launch. A recall for a fix to steering gears where an internal retaining clip exists is also in place.

For customers with a 2013 SE and SEL model Fusion equipped with the 1.6-liter engine (2.5-liter and hybrid engines are unaffected), owners are advised to contact their dealer immediately. Alternative transportation will be arranged at no cost since repairs will not be immediately available.

According to Ford, there’s a limited supply of new fuel delivery modules, so some customers won’t be notified about replacement parts to schedule a service appointment at their dealer until September.  

Some warning signs drivers have received include high engine temperatures and messages like “Engine Power Reduced to Lower Temps” or “Engine over temp, stop safely.” There’s also instances where the instrument clusters sounded a chime and illuminated a red light.

“It is important that affect customers not ignore this recall and contact their dealer as soon as possible,” advises Steve Kenner, director of Ford’s Automotive Safety Office.

Customers can also check the 17-digit VIN located at the driver’s door opening, at the base of the windshield on the driver’s side, or on their vehicle registration to determine if it’s part of the recall. Fusion models with 1.6-liter engines have an “R” for the eighth character. Owners may also call Ford at (866) 436-7332.

There are about 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. that are impacted by this recall.

 [Source: Ford; USA Today.]