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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 AM EDT SATURDAY * WHAT...For the Coastal Flood Advisory Saturday morning, up to one and a half foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northeastern Suffolk and Southeastern Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 4 AM to 10 AM EDT Saturday. Localized minor coastal flooding from 8 PM to 11 PM EDT this evening. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect up to 1 1/2 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. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Along the ocean beach front and Orient Point, breaking waves of 5 to 8 ft will result in scattered areas of dune erosion, with wave splashover onto shoreline roads and properties possible during the times of high tide tonight through Saturday Night. Highest threat Saturday morning. Along the north shore or Suffolk County, breaking waves of 2 to 4 ft may result in beach erosion and wave splashover during the times of high tide this evening and Saturday morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Brief minor flooding possible, with inundation up to 1/2 ft above ground level, of the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline possible during this evening high tides.

Parasailing on Long Island

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One of the many great activities that Long Islanders enjoy to take part in is anything related to water sports. Surfing, windsurfing, boating, and fishing have always been popular on the island and an increasingly popular water sport is parasailing.

Parasailing, or paragliding, is a kiting activity where a person is pulled by a vehicle (usually a boat) attached to a parachute. This is an activity which should be done with professionals for the assurance of safety. Depending on the weather and wind, you may or may not be able to parasail when you want to. There is a lot of preparation for parasailing and it might take days or weeks to fulfill a class or safety training depending on who you go through to parasail with.

Parasailing may look fun, but there are rules that one needs to follow to parasail in New York State:

  • There is a three person minimum for this activity. An observer, operator, and the person parasailing. If something does happen, there will be two other people available to help.
  • No towing can take place during sunrise and sunset.
  • All those who are being towed need to wear a lifevest.
  • Boats that are involved with parasailing receive no special accommodations and must follow all rules of the road.
  • All parasailing must be away from the shore.

So if you're looking for a truly adventurous way to spend the day, be sure to check out parasailing when the weather is nice!

[Sources: Water Related Activities - NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, & Preservation]