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Coastal Flood Statement issued September 21 at 6:55AM EDT until September 21 at 5:00PM EDT by NWS Upton NY * WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Statements, up to 0.5 to 1 foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. Localized minor coastal flooding. * WHERE...Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Northwestern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...For the first Coastal Flood Statement, from 1 PM to 5 PM EDT this afternoon. For the second Coastal Flood Statement, 2 PM to 6 PM EDT on Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding is expected in the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Some roads and low lying properties including parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience minor flooding.

Barraga: New York Rising Community Reconstruction Public Open House

A community event will be held in West Islip to build the town's reconstruction plan.

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October 31, 2013 - West Islip, NY - West Islip Residents: On Monday November 18th, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the West Islip Fire House 309 Union Blvd., as part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, there will be a public event focused on gathering community knowledge, experience, and recommendations that will be essential in the development of our community’s reconstruction plan. Members of the community are invited to provide input on the Community Reconstruction Planning Committee’s work to date. This will be an open house-style event. Drop in any time between 5pm and 8pm. For more information or to RSVP, email New York Rising at or visit