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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 4 am to 8 am EST Friday... * locations...vulnerable coastal locales along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departure...3 to 3 1/2 ft above astronomical tides. * Coastal flood impacts...shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to 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. * Shoreline impacts...breaking waves will result in beach erosion and flooding with minor damage possible to dune structures during the times of high tide. * Timing...around the times of high tide tonight. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. Bridgeport CT MLLW categories - minor 8.9 ft, moderate 10.4 ft, major 11.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.6 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.1 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.2/ 9.7 1.9/ 2.3 3.0/ 3.5 2-3 minor Stamford CT MLLW categories - minor 9.4 ft, moderate 11.0 ft, major 12.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.6/10.1 1.7/ 2.2 3.1/ 3.6 2-3 minor New Haven CT MLLW categories - minor 8.6 ft, moderate 9.2 ft, major 10.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.5 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 8.6/ 9.1 1.9/ 2.3 3.0/ 3.5 2-3 minor Kings Point NY MLLW categories - minor 10.0 ft, moderate 10.5 ft, major 13.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 2.7 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/06 am 9.8/10.3 2.0/ 2.5 3.2/ 3.7 2-3 minor Piermont NY MLLW categories - minor 6.4 ft, moderate 7.4 ft, major 8.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.4 ft, moderate 3.4 ft, major 4.4 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/04 am 5.4/ 5.9 1.4/ 1.9 2.7/ 3.2 0 none Old Field NY MLLW categories - minor 9.2 ft, moderate 10.2 ft, major 12.2 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.5/10.0 2.2/ 2.7 3.4/ 3.9 3-5 minor Glen Cove NY MLLW categories - minor 10.1 ft, moderate 11.1 ft, major 13.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 3.2 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.8/10.3 1.9/ 2.3 3.2/ 3.7 3-5 minor , "Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to 6 am EST Friday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 6 am EST Friday. * Winds...northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Timing...late this evening and overnight. * Impacts...strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph, or gusts of 46 to 57 mph, are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Use extra caution. -- Thursday Nov.15 18,08:19 PM

Rep. Zeldin Announces $100K Grant for Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

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Funds will aid the organization in their mission to help entangled and stranded whales, dolphins and other marine life.

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The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSC) responds to a deceased humpback whale.

Photo by: Office of Congressman Lee Zeldin

Long Island, NY - August 27, 2018 - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) issued the following statement announcing a $100,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSC) of Hampton Bays, New York, which will aid the organization in their mission to help entangled and stranded whales, dolphins and other marine life and build a strong regional network that responds to and prevents marine mammal entanglements:
 
“On Long Island, our waterways are an integral part of our way of life and, in a district almost completely surrounded by water, we have a unique responsibility to safeguard our local environment, waterways and marine life,” said Congressman Lee Zeldin. “Successfully responding to the strandings of whales, seals, sea turtles and dolphins, the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society has worked hard to respond to distressed marine life, but also collect data and provide insight to ensure the long-term survival of the animals in and near our local waterways.” 
 
“In just 19 months of receiving our stranding agreement from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we have responded 21 large whales that have washed up on New York shores,” said Atlantic Marine Conservation Society founder and chief scientist Robert A. DiGiovanni, Jr. "As the lead large whale response organization in New York State, NOAA's Prescott Grant will help mortality and entanglement investigations for marine mammals and sea turtles, partner training, and research efforts surrounding these issues. We are so grateful to receive this grant as it furthers our mission of promoting marine conservation through action while raising an awareness for the need of public support, volunteers, members, and donors to carry out this important work. Together, we can learn what’s impacting the marine environment and what we can all do to help save it.”
 
The NOAA John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program is a key source of funding for marine conservation advocates and researchers to aid in the recovery and treatment of stranded marine mammals. This critical program is funded under the NOAA research budget and last year Congressman Zeldin voted to fully fund NOAA research at $3.24 billion for FY 2018 (H.R. 3354).  
 
About Atlantic Marine Conservation Society
Atlantic Marine Conservation Society’s (AMCS) mission is to promote marine conservation through action. This is accomplished through education, research, and response. AMCS is the lead large whale response organization in New York State. As a non-profit organization, the society conducts research projects within the marine environment, and responds to whales, porpoises, dolphins, and sea turtles in the northeast region, and conducts public and private education programs across Long Island into New York City. Partnering with other organizations within the stranding network, AMCS is supported by the Specially Trained Animal Response Team (START), Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).