M 4.8 – 2024 Whitehouse Station, New Jersey Earthquake

The April 5, 2024, M 4.8 earthquake near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, occurred as a result of oblique reverse and strike-slip faulting at shallow depths in the crust. Although this event did not occur near a plate boundary, such “intraplate” earthquakes can and do occur. While this earthquake is relatively small globally, earthquakes of this […]

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April 5, 2024

Hurricane Lee

Lee remains a large and powerful Hurricane… Hazardous surf and rip current conditions expected at beaches across the Western Atlantic all week, including Smith Point. Update: As of September 15, 2023, Hurricane Lee is a notable weather event in the Atlantic Ocean. Lee is currently a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds reaching up to […]

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September 12, 2023

What is a ‘rip current’?

A rip current is a specific type of water current that can occur near beaches where waves break. A rip is a strong, localized, and narrow current of water that moves directly away from the shore by cutting through the lines of breaking waves, like a river flowing out to sea. (wiki) When you get […]

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September 3, 2023

Hurricane Franklin

Franklin, Could Become Atlantic Hurricane And Send Swells To U.S. East Coast. (8/24/23) Tropical Storm Franklin Discussion Number 15NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL082023 500 AM EDT Thu Aug 24 2023 Franklin is pulling away from the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos, and appears to be gradually gaining strength. Satellite images show […]

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August 24, 2023

Lifeguards push state for first responder status

Author: Emily Allen Source:  NYSUT Communications Caption: “The work NYSUT is doing to raise awareness shows us that our union family values us as professionals,” said Ryan Clark, president of the New York State Lifeguard Corps and a social studies teacher at Bellmore-Merrick Central High School. “We just need the Legislature to pass the laws so we can […]

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August 4, 2023

Be Sun Smart

SPF – Sun Protection Factor Who should wear SPF?Everyone. Sunscreen protects you from harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays, which can cause skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. How much sunscreen do I need and how often?Most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their […]

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July 29, 2023

A paddle boarder saved at Meschutt Beach

In a daring display of clear thinking and swift action, Captain Matt Martins and a lifeguard Brett Doxsee (Who finished The Ironman Triathlon 2 days ago…) sprang into action to rescue a distressed paddle boarder who found himself in a unnerving situation two miles north from Meschutt’s shore. It was a serene summer day, but […]

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July 25, 2023

‘There’s always a potential for risk’: State parks police ramp up shark patrols after 5 suspected bites since Monday

Jul 06, 2023, 5:42am Updated 13h ago By: Virginia Huie Multiple agencies on Long Island detailed their plans Thursday to keep swimmers safe following five suspected shark bites this week. Beachgoers can expect to see patrols on jet skis, paddles boards, helicopters and drones on the lookout for dangerous marine line. Suffolk County officials announced a plan to […]

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July 6, 2023


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties: New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam. until midnight EDT tonight. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an Air Quality Index value of 100 […]

June 29, 2023