Heat wave… suggestions.

During a heat wave, proper hydration, seeking shade, and self-care are crucial for staying healthy and safe. Hydration is paramount; drinking plenty of water helps regulate body temperature and prevent dehydration. Electrolytes lost through sweat should be replenished with sports drinks or coconut water. Avoiding alcohol and caffeinated beverages, which can dehydrate you, is also […]

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June 17, 2024

Tips to Avoid Overexposure to UV Radiation this weekend

Spray With Caution:  Spray-on sunscreens are quick and easy, but more can end up in the air than on your skin. For best results, spray on your hands, rub it into your skin and use 2 coats. Better yet, use suntan lotion. Don’t Wait Until You’re Outside: Apply sunscreen before leaving the house. Some formulations can take […]

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May 24, 2024

M 4.8 – 2024 Whitehouse Station, New Jersey Earthquake

The April 5, 2024, M 4.8 earthquake near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, occurred as a result of oblique reverse and strike-slip faulting at shallow depths in the crust. Although this event did not occur near a plate boundary, such “intraplate” earthquakes can and do occur. While this earthquake is relatively small globally, earthquakes of this […]

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April 5, 2024

Hurricane Lee

Lee remains a large and powerful Hurricane… Hazardous surf and rip current conditions expected at beaches across the Western Atlantic all week, including Smith Point. Update: As of September 15, 2023, Hurricane Lee is a notable weather event in the Atlantic Ocean. Lee is currently a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds reaching up to […]

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September 12, 2023

What is a ‘rip current’?

A rip current is a specific type of water current that can occur near beaches where waves break. A rip is a strong, localized, and narrow current of water that moves directly away from the shore by cutting through the lines of breaking waves, like a river flowing out to sea. (wiki) When you get […]

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September 3, 2023

Hurricane Franklin

Franklin, Could Become Atlantic Hurricane And Send Swells To U.S. East Coast. (8/24/23) Tropical Storm Franklin Discussion Number 15NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL082023 500 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2023 Franklin is pulling away from the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos, and appears to be gradually gaining strength. Satellite images show […]

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August 24, 2023

Lifeguards push state for first responder status

Author: Emily Allen Source:  NYSUT Communications Caption: “The work NYSUT is doing to raise awareness shows us that our union family values us as professionals,” said Ryan Clark, president of the New York State Lifeguard Corps and a social studies teacher at Bellmore-Merrick Central High School. “We just need the Legislature to pass the laws so we can […]

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August 4, 2023

Be Sun Smart

SPF – Sun Protection Factor Who should wear SPF?Everyone. Sunscreen protects you from harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays, which can cause skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. How much sunscreen do I need and how often?Most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their […]

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July 29, 2023

A paddle boarder saved at Meschutt Beach

In a daring display of clear thinking and swift action, Captain Matt Martins and a lifeguard Brett Doxsee (Who finished The Ironman Triathlon 2 days ago…) sprang into action to rescue a distressed paddle boarder who found himself in a unnerving situation two miles north from Meschutt’s shore. It was a serene summer day, but […]

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July 25, 2023