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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.

Mangano, Kopel, Curran And East Rockaway Fire District Offer Free Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar

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To help save lives and combat the Heroin epidemic, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, County Legislator Howard J. Kopel and State Assemblyman Brian Curran will partner with the East Rockaway Fire Department to host ...

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Narcan has been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors for decades, to save lives.

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East Rockaway, NY - December 22, 2015 - To help save lives and combat the Heroin epidemic, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, County Legislator Howard J. Kopel and State Assemblyman Brian Curran will partner with the East Rockaway Fire Department to host a free Overdose Prevention Seminar on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Grant Avenue Fire House, located at 13 Grant Avenue in East Rockaway. Residents will learn how to administer Narcan - the lifesaving antidote that can reverse the fatal effects of an Opiate overdose – and, learn the warning signs of drug addiction, treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more.

“Through education, awareness enforcement and treatment, my administration and the Heroin Prevention Task Force are diligently combatting heroin and opioid abuse throughout Nassau,” said County Executive Mangano. “These free Overdose Prevention Seminars continue to help save lives and keep families whole.”

At least 190 Nassau residents died from Heroin and prescription painkillers last year. Narcan has been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors for decades, to save lives. Yet a 2006 State law allows citizens to administer Narcan in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability. Nassau County has already provided Narcan training for nearly 6,000 people since 2012. At least two dozen trainees have used that knowledge - and the Narcan kit they were given - to revive someone overdosing on Heroin or painkillers, and save their lives. Narcan is administered through a nasal spray, and is provided at no charge to trainees over the age of 18.

Social Worker and Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor attendees will be eligible to receive free Continuing Education Units (CEU) for the two hour workshop – which is provided by the Nassau County Department of Human Services.

Anyone can attend, but seating is limited. Residents MUST pre-register by email  or by calling (516) 571-6105. For dates and locations of other Overdose Prevention Seminars, visit online.

 

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