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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday. * Locations...western Long Island Sound including New Haven and Fairfield counties in southern Connecticut, Westchester, Bronx, northern Queens, northern Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties in New York. * Tidal departure...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides around the times of high tide. * Coastal flood impacts...there is a low threat of property damage. 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. * 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 8.9/ 9.4 1.6/ 2.0 2.7/ 3.2 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 9.3/ 9.8 1.4/ 1.9 2.7/ 3.2 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 8.4/ 8.9 1.7/ 2.2 2.7/ 3.2 2 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 9.4/ 9.9 1.6/ 2.0 2.8/ 3.4 2 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 9.1/ 9.6 1.8/ 2.2 3.0/ 3.5 2-4 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 9.2/ 9.7 1.3/ 1.8 2.6/ 3.1 2-3 none -- Thursday Nov.15 18,10:04 AM

Flood-Prone Properties of Suffolk County Receive Buyout Offering from State

LongIsland.com

It's nearly one year since Superstorm Sandy hit damaging many homes on Long Island. Some in Suffolk County are taking advantage of the state's buyout program, which provides as much as $729,750 for single-family homes ...

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It’s been nearly one year since Superstorm Sandy hit and turned many people’s lives around with their homes gone or damaged. Some have survived and managed to rebuild while others have chosen to find a new place to call home while taking part in the state’s voluntary buyout program.

In Suffolk County, the state has offered to buy out more than 600 homes located in flood-prone areas (most of them directly along the waterfront) in parts of Lindenhurst, Oakdale, Sayville, Bayport, Patchogue, Mastic Beach, as well as the Flanders section of Riverhead.

Those offered to participate in the state’s voluntary buyout program for Suffolk County are receiving offers of as much as $729,750 for single-family homes and as much as $934,200 for two-family homes.

The state has promised pre-Sandy market value, plus a 10 percent incentive. An additional 5 percent incentive is also available if the homeowner buys a new home in Suffolk County.

Of the 613 homes receiving the offer, the state has received 70 applications back from homeowners interested in the buyout.

The state’s plans with the bought-out-homes involve knocking it down to turn it into an area of nature or parkland. It will serve as a buffer against the chance of future storms.

The state is challenged in turning the land into nature or parkland if only a few lots participate and there are existing homes in between.

Conditional offers to the first 25 applicants are expected to be made this month and can take 12 to 16 weeks for deals to close.

No buyouts have been offered in Nassau County since there wasn’t widespread interest, according to state officials.

As recovery continues on Long Island, there will also be efforts to make Long Island’s electric grid more resilient in flood-prone areas. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that federal funding will be dedicated to elevating substations.

[Source: WNYC; FiOS News; Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.]

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Gernon.