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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TUESDAY 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, Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Queens and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 9 PM Tuesday 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.

Governor Cuomo Directs Flags to Half-Staff on June 12th, 2014

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who died in Afghanistan on June 9.

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Albany, NY - June 11, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in honor of a Fort Drum soldier who died in Afghanistan on June 9.

Specialist Terry J. Hurne, a resident of Merced, California, was wounded in a non-combat incident in Logar Province, Afghanistan and died of his wounds later. He was assigned to the 710th Support Battalion of the 10th Mountain Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my sincere condolences to the family, friends and fellow soldiers of Specialist Hurne,” Governor Cuomo said. “We join with them in mourning the loss of this soldier and we will remember his service to our nation with pride.”

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state's service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.