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.

South Fork of Long Island

Montauk Point is located at the edge of the South Fork.

The South Fork, the eastrn portion of the South Shore of Long Island, encompasses the towns of East Hampton and most of Southampton, and begins where Long Island splits at the mouth of the Peconic River, which the Native Americans called Paumanok.

The South Fork terminates at Montauk Point State Park, which is both the easternmost point in Suffolk County, as well as New York State.  The South Fork is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay.

One of the most popular attractions on the South Fork is the Hamptons.  While this area is predominantly inhabited in the summer by the super wealthy and world-famous celebrities, there are year-round residents who hail from all levels of social strata. Both the Hampton Jitney bus line and the Long Island Rail Road provide transportation services throughout the South Fork of Long Island.