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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.

Town of Smithtown

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The Smithtown bull commemorates the legendary ride of Richard Smith.

The Town of Smithtown is located on the north shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York. The town, settled in 1665, is named after its founder, Richard Smith, who is said to have earned the land by riding its perimeter in one day on a bull.  Smith chose the longest day of the year to make his ride, and one of the borders of the town, Bread and Cheese Hollow Road (which separates Smithtown and Huntington) is where Smith stopped to eat a lunch of bread and cheese during his ride.  This bull can be seen in life-size statue form at the intersection of the Jericho Turnpike and Route 25-A in Smithtown.

Several famous people hail from Smithtown, including comedian Rosie O'Donnell, actress Melissa Joan Hart, novelist Jodi Picoult, CNN news anchor Soledad O'Brien, and Major League Baseball player Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros.

The 2010 census indicates that Smithtown has a population of 117,801.  Smithtown can be called a family town, with over a quarter of the population under the are of 18, and another quarter between the ages of 25 and 44.  The median income for a family in the town is $110,776, and a per capita income of $31,401.  The predominant ethnicities of the town are Italian (35.3%), Irish (26%) and German (18.7%).

Villages in the Town of Smithtown

  • Head of the harbor
  • Nissequogue
  • Village of the Branch

Hamlets in the Town of Smithtown

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