Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide. More than 90% of drowning deaths occur in rivers, lakes, wells and water storage tanks in low- and middle-income countries. But drowning is preventable. In an effort to bring attention to the problem and reduce drowning worldwide, the United Nations has declared July 25th […]Read More World Drowning Prevention Day: July 25th
You might have heard them referred to as “undertow” or “rip tides”, but these ocean phenomena are actually rip currents. Source: www.oceanservice.noaa.govRead More What’s a rip current?
Smith Point Outer Beach is closed to all vehicles until further notice due to the presence of unfledged piping plover chicks, the Suffolk County Parks Department announced Wednesday. The closure is required by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, officials said. Piping plovers are considered a threatened species under federal guidelines. They are considered endangered in […]Read More Smith Point Outer Beach closed to vehicles due to unfledged piping plover chicks
A plane made an emergency landing at Smith Point County on Sunday. (Courtesy Suffolk County Parks Police Sgt. Jeff Campo.) Lisa Finn, Patch StaffPosted Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm ET|Updated Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 9:58 am ET SHIRLEY, NY — A pilot made an emergency landing on the beach at Smith Point County Park on Sunday. The plane, […]Read More Plane Makes Emergency Landing On LI Beach
COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to everyone aged 12 and older. According to medical researchers, vaccination will help protect you, your family and your community from the virus that causes COVID-19. By getting vaccinated, you can end the damage to our economy, prevent more illnesses and deaths, and eliminate COVID-19. For more information, please click […]Read More COVID-19 vaccinations are now available
National Weather Service -Winter Storm warning into effect from Tonight (1/31/21) through Tuesday AM -Heavy Snow expected, up to 16″ -1″-3″ snowfall expected throughout Monday AM -Near Blizzard conditions -Smaller snowfall totals further East, Westhampton Beach –Read more…Read More Winter Storm Warning for Smith Point
Here it comes… Winter Storm Gail will intensify into a high-impact nor’easter for parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning Wednesday, where it appears it will bring heavy snow, strong winds and some coastal flooding to Smith Point and Cupsogue beaches.Read More High-impact nor’easter approaching Smith Point
And we are off… and just like that 2020 “COVID19-season” is over. Please be safe, be smart and remember … always swim near a lifeguard! Beach Safety Tips1.Swim only in guarded area.2.Do not dive into shallow water.3.No ball playing or Frisbees on shore line.4.Never swim alone.5.Children should always swim with adult supervision.6.Check with lifeguards on […]Read More 2020 Summer Season is Over