“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

2018 USLA National Lifeguard Championship – Virginia Beach

Fresh from the 2017 USLA Fall BOD meeting in Canada – 2018 USLA National Lifeguard Championship is going to be held in Virginia Beach! Great venue. No other information at this time. Dates are not firmed up yet. source: https://www.facebook.com/LifeguardCompetition/ Photo: @califeguard

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October 24, 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

Upgrade of Smith Point campgrounds

Suffolk County Parks Department workers are upgrading the camping grounds this week at Smith Point.   Source: https://www.facebook.com/suffolkcountyparks/posts/1706728296004197

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October 16, 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

USGS Tracks Evolution of a Fire Island Hurricane-Made Breach

USGS scientist Owen Brenner walks across the Fire Island wilderness breach carrying a GPS backpack that allows him to collect precise elevation data in the shallows. Credit: Cheryl Hapke, USGS Release Date: OCTOBER 10, 2017 A study finds that although the “wilderness breach” created by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 has reached a relatively stable size and […]

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October 10, 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