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LOCALIZED MINOR COASTAL FLOODING LATE THIS EVENING * LOCATIONS...Vulnerable coastal locales along New York Harbor, including the Arthur Kill, Newark Bay, Kill Van Kull and tidally affected portions of the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, and also across southwest Suffolk County. * TIDAL DEPARTURE...Up to 1/2 ft above astronomical tides. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding near the waterfront and shoreline. * TIMING...Around the times of high tide late this evening.

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.