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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.

LIRR’s Renovated Smithtown Station Building Opens Monday

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The Long Island Rail Road’s newly renovated Smithtown Station building will open to the public on Monday, July 13, the latest construction project completed under the LIRR’s State of Good Repair program to modernize station ...

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Smithtown, NY - July 10, 2015 - The Long Island Rail Road’s newly renovated Smithtown Station building will open to the public on Monday, July 13, the latest construction project completed under the LIRR’s State of Good Repair program to modernize station facilities around the system.

Crews from the Building and Bridges Division of the LIRR’s Engineering Department have been gutting station interiors and upgrading waiting rooms and restrooms to ensure a more pleasant experience for customers. Perhaps, B&B’s most talked about achievement was the rehabilitation of the LIRR’s Belmont Station in time for the most recent Belmont Stakes. But at the same time, B&B workers have been quietly upgrading infrastructure at many stations.

“Belmont was a big one,” said LIRR President Patrick A. Nowakowski said: “Having dedicated staffers who are skilled masons, carpenters, plumbers and electricians enables the Railroad to handle many small and mid-size renovations projects faster and less expensively than it would if we went with outside contractors. Our B&B crews take pride in their work and are brightening up the system all the time.”

Late last month, two rehabilitated restrooms were open at Ronkonkoma Station with all new fixtures and tile work. Other station projects completed over the last year include platform rehabilitation and restroom renovations at Great Neck Station, new restrooms at Babylon, Lynbrook and Long Beach and platform improvements at Sayville and Murray Hill. Floral Park has new staircases and Little Neck Station a newly refurbished pedestrian overpass. At Oakdale Station, the brick façade renovations are B&B’s handiwork.

At Smithtown Station, located at Redwood Avenue and Scott Lane, work began earlier this year with the interior demolition of a station structure that dates to 1937. The new floor plan called for the elimination of the old ticket office to make way for the construction of two full size restrooms. The new flooring features radiant heat and the waiting room has been finished off with oak wainscoting, crown molding, oversized casing and oversized base as well as all new doors and windows. The exterior siding in the front of the building was replaced and a damaged mural on the north side restored. A sequence of photographs showing the progress of the renovation work at Smithtown Station can be found here.

 

 

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