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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... ...COASTAL FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED ...COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect until 3 PM EST this afternoon. The Coastal Flood Warning has been cancelled. * LOCATIONS...Southwestern Suffolk. * TIMING...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, until 3 PM EST this afternoon. For the Coastal Flood Watch, from Monday morning through Monday afternoon. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level is possible in low lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways with the high tide cycle today, and up to 2 feet of inundation is likely with the high tide cycle during the day on Monday. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...The combination of elevated water levels and high surf along the ocean beachfront should also result in significant beach erosion and localized splashovers around the times of high tide.

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.