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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * 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 the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * 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 Sat PM 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 the Saturday evening 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.

Legislator Kennedy Honors Little Dragons Chinese School

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Legislator Kennedy honored the Little Dragons Chinese School for outstanding intercultural education.

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July 23, 2013 - Centereach, NY - Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr., Minority Leader of the Suffolk County Legislature honored the Little Dragons Chinese School for outstanding intercultural education on Friday, July 19, 2013. The school is run by the Taiwanese American Association on Long Island (TAALI). Students have been learning not only language, but traditional customs and arts which culminated in a celebration in the Banquet Hall of the Centereach Fire Department on Friday. Performances included such traditions as performing the Taiko Drum (picture below), calligraphy, origami, Chinese Yo-Yo, and the traditional Asian feather fan dance

“I must commend TAALI for its work in cultural education through the Little Dragons Chinese School. Aside from being talented and entertaining, it is evident that the students worked hard to learn these many new skills,” said Legislator Kennedy. “I would also like to applaud the instructors and teachers who strive to teach, share, and give this valued heritage a stronger presence on Long Island,” added Kennedy. 
 
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Legislative Aide
Phone: (631) 854-3735
Cell: (516) 225-5162
Email: seth.weiss@suffolkcountyny.gov