Weather Alert  

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.

Robert Moses

Robert Moses State Park is a beach park on Fire Island open to the Atlantic Ocean and the Great South Bay in Western Suffolk County.  Originally it was called Fire Island State Park, but was later renamed in honor of the former president of the Long Island State Park Commission.  Five miles of open beach attract swimmers, fishermen and surfers. On the western end of the beach a secluded 18 hole pitch and put golf course offers additional recreation between April and November.  Approximately 3.5 million visitors come to the park each year.

The park is named after the infamous urban planner, Robert Moses, who is generally credited with designing the statewide park and parkway systems.  In 1924 the Long Island State Park Commission obtained the four miles of beach that had formed from shifting sands west of the Fire Island Lighthouse from the federal government.  Originally the park was only accessible by ferry until the Robert Moses Causeway was opened in 1864.