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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY * WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Northwestern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens and Northeastern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 2 AM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Minor 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. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty on when the peak surge arrives. This forecast is based on a worst case scenario, with a 2-3 ft surge coming in at the time of high tide Tuesday Night. If the surge peaks earlier, then water levels and inundation will be less than forecast.

Suffolk Police and Brookhaven Town to Join Mother of an 11 Year Old Killed in a Boating Accident in Announcing Crackdown on Unsafe Boating

Supervisor Romaine, SCPD, Coast Guard, MADD to Announce Crackdown on Intoxicated and Unsafe Boaters After Recent Incident in Great South Bay

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Farmingville, NY - June 4, 2014 - Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and officials from the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau and the United States Coast Guard will hold a press conference at the Sandspit Marina in Patchogue at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 4 to announce plans to increase enforcement against unsafe and intoxicated boaters in Brookhaven Town waterways. Also attending the press conference will be members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the mother of an 11-year-old girl killed in a boating accident.
A recent incident in the Great South Bay off Brookhaven Town underscores the importance of boating safety and staying alcohol-free while operating a boat. In late May, two men were badly injured when their boat slammed into a jetty in Blue Point. It is reported that 16% of boating accidents occur as a result of Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) and over 20% of all boating fatalities are a result of alcohol-impaired boaters.
DATE:       Wednesday, June 4
TIME:        11:00 AM
PLACE:     Brookhaven Town Sandspit Marina, 116 Brightwood Street,  Patchogue 11772