Nor-Easter Grayson

This storm is massive!!! Blistering cold temperatures, heavy snow and strong winds are battering coastal areas from Florida to Maine thanks to the powerful nor-easter seen in this NOAA GOES-16 satellite image: http://go.nasa.gov/2CFPyJw P

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January 4, 2018

Remember to check in on elderly friends, relatives, and neighbors, before, during, and after storms/freezes!

A few words of advise… To ensure residents are prepared for these extreme temperatures, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has released safety tips (below). At AARP Massachusetts, we urge all our members and friends to heed these safety precautions, and to remember to check in on elderly friends, relatives, and neighbors, before, during, and […]

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January 2, 2018

Seal walks and cruises along Long Island’s shores

Blubbery buddies bask on Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton Beach. Updated December 19, 2017 9:04 AM PRINT SEE COMMENTS SHARE  Long Island’s coastal waters are a favorite hangout for harbor seals starting around November and lasting until about May. Here are a few worthwhile seal walks and cruises where you can catch sight of the pudgy pinnipeds. CRESLI […]

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December 20, 2017

What “flora and fauna” lives off of the coast of Long Island

Humpback whales feeding cooperatively. Photo by: Nicole Starkweather Many patrons each year ask us: what kind of marine life lives in the Ocean in front of us? What’s in the water? Is this a king crab? Is it a dolphin or a shark? … All are great questions and here is a little snippet into […]

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November 30, 2017

OLD INLET BREACH FLYOVER 2017-10-20

Dr. Charles Flagg took another flight over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on October 20, 2017.  The flyover mosaic is available below.  Dr. Flagg noted that there are major changes to the inlet: The arrival of the remnant of Hurricane Jose and the subsequent re-adjustment of the breach have caused significant changes over the […]

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November 19, 2017

“Sou’easter” tomorrow?

Major nor’easter expected tomorrow into Monday. It will actually be a “sou’easter” due to the wind direction and angle of attack. But we are looking at some very gusty winds and heavy rain with this. Monday we will see some very gusty winds on the backside of this system. Gusts to 60mph+ are quite possible. […]

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October 28, 2017

Super Storm Sandy – 5 years later

Five years ago today, Tropical Depression 18 formed in the Caribbean Sea south of Jamaica. It would later intensify and become Hurricane Sandy. Here is a look back, from Newsday of what took place with days that followed. Click on the links below … Sandy 2012 1 Sandy 2012 2 Sandy 2012 3 Sandy 2012 4 […]

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October 26, 2017

PROTECT OUR PARKS (In the offseason!)

PROTECT OUR PARKS Help keep our parks clean and safe. Please report illicit activities, such as dumping. Let’s all be great guardians of Suffolk County Parks and keep them clean in the offseason as well during the season!

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October 23, 2017

Chris Penteck accepted into the International Surf Lifesaving Association Project Indonesia Program

Chris Penteck was accepted into the ISLA’s (International Surf Lifesaving Association) Project Indonesia program where he will be helping the local lifeguards in Pangandaran, The International Surf Lifesaving Association’s (ISLA) Lifeguards Without Borders initiative was started in 2006 and has helped to promote drowning prevention in multiple countries throughout the world. In December 2017, the […]

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October 18, 2017

They survived six hours in a pool as a wildfire burned their neighborhood to the ground

By Robin Abcarian http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/94862926-132.html As an inferno nearly engulfed them, Jan Pascoe and her husband John jumped into pool to save themselves. (Video by Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) Jan Pascoe and her husband, John, were trapped. The world was on fire, and Jan was hyperventilating from fear. Then they remembered their neighbors’ […]

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October 12, 2017