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"Winter Weather Advisory" ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 am EST Sunday... * what...mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of one to three inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. * Where...portions of southeast New York. * When...from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 am EST Sunday. * Additional details...plan on slippery Road conditions. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest Road conditions. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 6 am to 1 PM EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 6 am to 1 PM EST Sunday. * Locations...vulnerable coastal locations along Long Island Sound, the East River, Peconic and gardiners bays. * Tidal departure...around 2 ft above astronomical tides. * 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 Sunday morning. 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.7/10.2 2.3/ 2.8 1.7/ 2.2 1-2 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.3/10.8 2.3/ 2.8 1.8/ 2.2 ~2 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.0/ 9.5 2.2/ 2.7 1.8/ 2.2 1-2 min-mod New London CT MLLW categories - minor 5.0 ft, moderate 6.0 ft, major 7.8 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.7 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/08 am 4.9/ 5.4 1.8/ 2.2 1.5/ 2.0 1-2 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.3/10.8 2.5/ 3.0 1.6/ 2.0 1-2 min-mod 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.8/10.3 2.5/ 3.0 1.9/ 2.3 2-3 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.3/10.8 2.3/ 2.8 1.5/ 2.0 ~2 minor Riverhead NY MLLW categories - minor 5.6 ft, moderate 6.3 ft, major 7.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.3 ft, moderate 3.0 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/11 am 5.6/ 6.1 2.2/ 2.7 1.9/ 2.3 ~1 minor Orient Point NY MLLW categories - minor 4.7 ft, moderate 5.7 ft, major 6.7 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 3.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/09 am 4.9/ 5.4 2.1/ 2.6 1.6/ 2.0 ~1 minor -- Saturday Jan.19 19,01:49 PM

Suffolk Presiding Officer Gregory Announces Sandy Recovery Assessment Task Force

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Gregory: "In the five years since Superstorm Sandy hit, we have made great strides in recovery efforts, but our work is far from over."

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Suffolk Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, at podium, shakes hands with Amityville resident David Ramroop after announcing on Saturday in Copiague his intent to form the Sandy Recovery Assessment Task Force.

Photo by: Office of Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory.

Copiague, NY - October 31, 2017 - Five years have passed since Superstorm Sandy decimated shoreline communities, displaced families, and caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage, and some Suffolk residents are still struggling to put their lives back together.
 
Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, at a press conference on Saturday, announced his intent to establish the Sandy Recovery Assessment Task Force to look back on the last five years of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy to assess what went well and identify areas for improvement.
 
“In the five years since Superstorm Sandy hit, we have made great strides in recovery efforts, but our work is far from over,” said Presiding Officer Gregory. “As government, it is our responsibility to look back and take note of what we did right and what we did wrong and to use that institutional knowledge to create better outcomes in the future. The intention of the Sandy Recovery Assessment Task Force is for us to learn from our experience and provide recommendations in a report to our federal, state and local officials so that when they are developing programs in the future, they have a guide at their fingertips. We want to streamline government’s response to these kind of crises and create a roadmap from start to finish.”
 
The Presiding Officer made the announcement at the Copiague Fire Department one day before the five-year anniversary of the Oct. 29, 2012 storm. At his side were residents whose lives were turned upside down after Sandy. In expressing their support for this new initiative, the residents shared stories of their anxiety-ridden, torturous battles of paperwork and fights for funding.
 
A comprehensive effort, the task force will be made up of about 20 experts, planners, municipalities and community stakeholders. Among them will be David Calone, former chair of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, and Melissa Luckman, director of the Touro Law Center Disaster Relief Clinic, which has been providing pro bono legal services to survivors of Superstorm Sandy since just days after the storm.
 
“As we mark the fifth anniversary of Sandy, the people of Suffolk can legitimately ask: When it comes to our emergency response, our public safety, and our resiliency, are we better prepared than before Sandy? The answer to that question is clearly, ‘yes.’ But the people of Suffolk can also legitimately ask: Are we as completely prepared as we can be for the next storm? The answer to that question, is clearly, ‘no.’ The goal of this task force is to set priorities and make recommendations for how our region can continue to improve and continue to better prepare,” said Calone, whom Presiding Officer Gregory intends to appoint as the task force’s co-chair. The other co-chair will be appointed by the County Executive.
 
“This task force will have the ability to reflect upon the last five years, and think critically about what New York did right and where improvements can be made,” Luckman added. “The past five years is where we learned many lessons, and the future is where we will apply those lessons. I am honored to be a part of this new Sandy initiative and thank Presiding Officer Gregory for including me.”
 
Presiding Officer Gregory said if the recent onslaught of hurricanes in other parts of the country has taught us anything, it’s that another storm is always on the horizon.
 
“We have to make sure we are ready,” he said.