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NYC Storm Surge Evacuation Map PDF

The NYC Office of Emergency Management website is bogged down a bit already and warns of possible slowdowns.  Here’s a re-post of the hurricane storm surge flooding evacuation map, to help get it out there.  Mayor Bloomberg plans to make … Continue reading

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Where Is The Sewage Spill Plume Going?

Linked below is today’s updated sewage plume hindcast/forecast video based on the Stevens Institute of Technology NYHOPS ocean model and created using NOAA’s GNOME particle tracking tool.  The simulation runs from 5:15 PM, Wednesday July 20th to 12:00 AM, Saturday … Continue reading

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Surf Temperatures Rising in Time for the Weekend

As our summertime weather turns spectacular in time for the weekend, the beach is getting pretty tempting.  While the past two days have seen a dropoff in water temperatures along Long Island, the good news is that they are back … Continue reading

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Keeping Cool in the Heat Wave

The New York City Office of Emergency Management has put out a heat wave warning and opened up cooling centers for today and Thursday the 9th.  This is a good example of the sort of emergency we should all be … Continue reading

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Can NYC Beaches get Swallowed by the Sea in a Storm?

There’s some recent alarming news yet simultaneously comforting news for those in the New York City region concerned about coastal flooding.  On one hand, two geologists have assembled a 2000-year record of hurricane storm surges that washed over the area’s … Continue reading

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New York Harbor Seals

I went on an amazing annual boat tour on Saturday, put on by the Audubon Society, called Winter Seals and Water Birds.  About a hundred or so participants cruised out of South Street Seaport on a Water Taxi, past Red … Continue reading

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