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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * 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 today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * 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 tonight 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 this evening's 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.

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Announces June Event Schedule

Events in East Northport and East Meadow are free and open to the public.

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East Meadow, NY - June 5, 2013 - The Long Island Authors and Writers Society has two upcoming events planned for local authors. The first, a workshop designed to guide writers in editing their manuscripts, titled Manuscript Makeover Self-Editing for Fiction Writers and Authors, will take place Wednesday, June 19 at Barnes and Noble in East Northport from 7 to 8:30 PM. The manuscript workshop will be led by Gina Ardito, an accomplished author and founder of the company, Excellence in Editing. "Ms. Ardito brings a wealth of experience and expertise to authors working through the difficult task of self-editing," says LIAWS President, Tom Gahan. 

Gina Ardito is a multi-published author whose works have been produced in hard cover, paperback, and electronic formats. She has worked with a NY house, a small press, and in the indie publishing market. In 2012 she was recognized as a Woman of Outstanding Leadership in the field of Publishing by the International Association of Women in Leadership for her commitment to career, family, and community. In February 2013, the IAWL named Gina as their Delegate in the field of Publishing.

The June 19 program includes select readings by LIAWS author members Diana Rose Iannarone and Harry Hauca. Iannarone devoted thirty years to financial services, as a trainer, motivational speaker, and leader; eventually working her way to a top executive position in a Fortune 100 company. When Iannarone reached the top she found herself still plagued by the oppression of her personal life. Eventually she left behind a life of Fear and Control forging a path to Love and Freedom. She wrote Me and My Shadow, which explores that path, divulging universally applicable guidance, pierced with personal illustrations allowing others to find Freedom. 

Hauca has written a dozen articles for a professional journal and has one novel, Bone Tear: A Love Story, to his credit. He is nearing completion of Abigail's Thirst, a vampire novel set in the present day.

The second event takes place at the East Meadow Library on Tuesday, June 25 from 7 to 8:30 pm. Select members of LIAWS will be available to greet readers and sign copies of their books. "This is an excellent opportunity for members of our organization to expose their works to a broader audience while giving avid readers an opportunity to discuss books with local authors," adds LIAWS Treasurer, Dr. Loraine Alderman.


For more information on these events and LIAWS, visit their website. The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is dedicated to the craft of writing by providing support, mentoring and educational opportunities for established and aspiring writers on Long Island.