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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.

Take the LIRR to Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20

Special Package Offers Discounted Rail & Voucher for Oysters & Kiddie Slide.

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Oyster Bay, NY - October 17th, 2013 - MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a specially-priced travel package for seafood lovers heading to the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. this weekend as well as extra train service and special bus service to get you to and from Long Island’s largest waterfront fair.

The package includes discounted round-trip rail from Penn Station vouchers for three free oysters on the half-shell for adults and free admission to the Slide for the children.

The package is also available from all stations on the Oyster Bay Branch and the Port Jefferson Branch.

On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, the LIRR is adding three eastbound trains to its schedule, which will be leaving Jamaica for Oyster Bay at 11:52 AM, 1:52 PM and 3:52 PM. It will also add four westbound trains from Oyster Bay, departing at 1:17 PM, 3:17 PM, 7:17 PM and 8:06 PM.

A second discount package is available for those traveling west on the Port Jefferson Branch. That package includes discounted round-trip rail tickets to Syosset, shuttle bus service to the Oyster Festival plus vouchers for the three free oysters and the Slide ride.

At the festival, culinary pros and volunteer chefs work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam dishes as well as other seafood treats. Plus, you will find traditional festival fare, a fun mixture of live entertainment, tall ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides as well as traditional oyster eating and oyster shucking contest.

Here are the prices of the special discounted rail packages for the Oyster Festival:




Children (5-11)


Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal,
Woodside, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills,








New Hyde Park, Mineola




Carle Place, Hicksville, Albertson, Locust Valley




Cold Spring Harbor, Northport




Kings Park, Port Jefferson




For More Information:
For a full schedule of events, visit the Oyster Festival website at For more information about LIRR service for the festival or about the Railroad’s popular Getaway Packages, please go to the LIRR’s website at  or call the Long Island Road by telephone via 511, the New York State Travel Information Hotline say: Long Island Rail Road when prompted.