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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM WEDNESDAY TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY * WHAT...Coastal flood statement for shorelines of New Haven CT NW Suffolk NY as well as Northern Nassau NY for high tide cycles tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Coastal flood advisory for these same areas for high tide cycles Wednesday night. Half foot to one foot of inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline tonight and Wednesday. Around one foot of inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline Wednesday night. * WHERE...In Connecticut, Southern New Haven County. In New York, Northwestern Suffolk and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 11 PM Wednesday to 2 AM EDT Thursday. For the Coastal Flood Statement, from 11 PM EDT this evening through Wednesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline tonight and Wednesday. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline Wednesday night. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding.

Legislator Browning & SCPD Hosting Free Car Seat Inspections in Mastic Beach

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Essential child passenger safety information for parents .

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Mastic Beach, NY - November 18, 2014 - Free child car seat inspections will be offered to parents in Mastic Beach on Saturday, November 22, 2014, and a limited number of booster seats will be distributed free of charge. The safety initiative is being offered through the Suffolk County Police Department in conjunction with Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley), Mastic Beach Village and the EAC Network. It will take place at Mastic Beach Village Hall from 10am-1pm and inspections are by appointment only.

Three out of four car seats in the United States are used incorrectly, which endangers the lives of thousands of children every year. Since most parents unknowingly install seats improperly, Suffolk County is offering free inspections in an effort to better educate parents about how to safely use a car seat. Certified technicians will be on site to conduct the inspections and to provide essential safety information to parents. For those in need, free booster seats can be made available.

“This is a valuable service that I urge all parents to take advantage of at no cost to them,” stated Legislator Browning. “By ensuring your car seat is being used appropriately, you are improving the safety of your child. Please make sure you call to make an appointment ahead of time.”

Inspections are by appointment only, so please call 631-648-7100 ext. 219 to reserve your spot on the list. Not all participants will receive a free booster seat. Seats are available based on need.

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