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

Boat capsized while fishing the Moriches Inlet – Cupsogue Beach

By Paul Peluso About 9:45 this morning a boat with one occupant capsized while fishing just outside of Moriches Inlet. According to witnesses, the 20′ center console was fishing close to shore and took a wave over stern. The fisherman tried to bilge the water out but it either didn’t work or couldn’t handle the volume of […]

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October 7, 2017

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale – Should it be updated?

Tropical Cyclone formation regions with mean tracks (courtesy of the NWS JetStream Online School) The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed. This scale estimates potential property damage. Hurricanes reaching Category 3 and higher are considered major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of […]

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October 2, 2017

Waterspout off of Cupsogue Beach

This is very unusual for Cupsogue and/or Smith Point or any other south shore beaches. Waterspout off of Cupsogue Beach moving towards Smith Point Credit: Bob Brown, Manorville A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water. Some are connected to a cumulus congestus […]

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September 30, 2017

OLD INLET BREACH FLYOVER 2017-09-24

Dr. Charles Flagg took another flight over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on September 24, 2017.  The flyover mosaic is available below.  Dr. Flagg provided the following report: I completed another over flight today to see what Jose’s waves had done.  The island in the middle of the breach was removed and the […]

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September 25, 2017

Irma sucked the ocean away, people can literally walk on the ocean floor (video)

Irma sucked the ocean away, people can literally walk on the ocean floor (video) By Jill Cueni-Cohen, 9/10/2017 Hurricane Irma is a monster. There is no better proof than the video below. A beach-goer in the Bahamas was shocked to find that the ocean water was gone at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning — all […]

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September 10, 2017