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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.

Long Island School Closures for Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

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A flooded road on the South Shore. Photo by Thomas Gernon.

Normally when kids have a day off from school or a chance to sleep in late on Long Island during the month of January, it's because Mother Nature has seen fit to send us a snowstorm. In the case of January 24th, 2017, however, several schools on the Island had to open late not because of snow, but because of water. 
 
Intense winds and heavy rain from a powerful storm caused a flooding on numerous roads overnight, making it dangerous or impossible for school buses to travel their normal routes. To keep students safe, some schools elected to open a bit later than normal, allowing the flood waters to recede before students started boarding buses.

Schools Closed On January 24, 2017:

  • Babylon School District - Two Hour Delayed Start
  • Copiague Union Free School District - Morning & Afternoon Programs Cancelled
  • Independant Group Home Living - Two Hour Delayed Start
  • Saint Paul the Apostle Religious Education - Classes Cancelled

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As schools reported to us on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. Not an official state record.