Junior Lifeguard Program dates announced

The Smith Point Junior Lifeguard program’s goal is to educate our Suffolk County Patrons and youth about ocean safety. Through ocean training, interaction and exploration, the Smith Point Junior Lifeguards gain: development of confidence, mental and physical fitness and respect for one another and the coastal environment. Each Saturday, (7/7/18, 7/14/18, 7/21/18 and 7/28/18) the […]

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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

iStock Photo/bingokid One of the first things I ever wrote for publication was a short article about drowning recognition for a Coast Guard magazine. A few years later, I adapted the piece for recreational boaters. I tried my best to get it published, but no one wanted it. Reader’s Digest said it was “too dark,” […]

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May 1, 2018

The 2018 hurricane season could be as busy as the 2017 season

Madeline Scheinost and Taylor Ward, CNN 10:06 AM EDT April 5, 2018 After a record drought that featured no major (Category 3-5) hurricane landfalls in the United States, 2017 roared to life, reminding everyone how powerful and destructive these monster storms can be. The drought lasted more than a decade and ended with not one, […]

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April 5, 2018

Long Island weather: Nor’easter to bring over a foot of snow

A winter storm warning is in effect for all of Long Island through early Thursday, the weather service said. New 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman had a look at the forecast on Wednesday morning, as a winter storm warning was in effect for Long Island from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Most […]

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March 21, 2018

FLOODING AND OVERWASH ON FIRE ISLAND 3-4-2018

Source (www.fireislandandbeyond.com) By Mike Busch The high water left over from the Friday / Saturday Nor’easter still hasn’t receded much even this morning as I write this. Unfortunately another coastal storm is on tap for Wednesday so water levels may not have a chance to recede much before the next potential event. I checked out […]

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March 6, 2018

Another ‘bomb cyclone’ — with a huge flood risk — is aiming for the Northeast

Jennifer Gray, CNN Meteorologist Updated 5:25 PM EST March 1, 2018 New England is gearing up for its most significant storm since early January’s “bomb cyclone,” with heavy rain, roaring winds and excessive coastal flooding expected Friday and Saturday from the mid-Atlantic to New England. This nor’easter, like the one in January, could reach bombogenesis […]

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March 2, 2018

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

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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