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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.

Student Health Center to Open at Longwood High School

To provide Longwood High School students with free access to health professionals, the Longwood School District has established a state-funded School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Longwood High School at no cost to the District.

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Middle Island, NY - August 26, 2014 - Through a joint partnership with JK and Stony Brook University Hospital, the SBHC will provide support for both the physical and emotional wellness of high school students, helping them address those issues that may impact their ability to learn and excel in the classroom. The SBHC is scheduled to open at the end of September 2014.

The center will be staffed by third-year residents, one nurse practitioner and a medical assistant under the supervision of an attending physician at Stony Brook University Hospital. A registered professional school nurse will also be part of the team. Because the health center is conveniently located, students will spend less time out of school when they need medical attention; if a student is not feeling well while in school, they can receive appropriate medical care.

The SBHC staff will have the ability to provide services that school nurses are prohibited from providing, including diagnosis and doctor referral. With parental consent, students can make an appointment or stop in when they are not feeling well. Only students with parental consent and completed permission forms will be seen. All services are strictly confidential. There is no charge to children or their families for care provided at the center. Insurance companies may be billed for visits, but no co-pays or other fees are collected from students, and the staff can help families of uninsured children apply for coverage through New York’s Child Health Plus, Medicaid or other sources.

The SBHC was part of the original design of Longwood High School back in the early 1980s. According to a recent New York State School Board Association article, the State Health Department determined that there were 228 SBHC operating throughout New York State in 2013. JK Diagnostic and Treatment Center is a New York State licensed Article 28 Community Health Care Facility offering a range of primary health care and therapeutic services to the community from birth through adulthood.