This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.13.20

Good Morning

• We’re under a high wind warning from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and a coastal flood advisory from noon to 6 p.m. as a major windstorm moves through the region. Sustained winds will be out of the south at 30 to 45 miles per hour, with gusts up to 65 mph, with 1 to 2 inches of rain expected and a high temperature around 60 degrees. Tides are expected to be 2.1 to 2.6 feet above normal in Montauk, 2.5 to 3 feet above normal in Orient and 3.2 to 3.7 feet above normal in Riverhead. Here are today’s high tides throughout the region:

April 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:36 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:44 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Greenport: 3:13 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:05 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:08 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:35 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:42 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:52 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:01 a.m., 12:35 p.m.

• Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 53 and a west wind 10 to 14 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 49.

• The new outdoor hotspot coronavirus testing sites at HRH Care clinics in Riverhead, Huntington Station and Brentwood, along with the mobile testing site at Stony Brook University will be closed today due to the weather, and anyone who had an appointment will be rescheduled, said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone in his Sunday afternoon press briefing.

• Suffolk County’s total Covid-19 hospitalizations declined for the first time Easter Sunday, dropping by 44 people to a total of 1,658, with 160 people discharged and on their way to recovery. Sixty people in Suffolk lost their lives over the past 24 hours, bringing the total deaths in Suffolk to 518. “That number is staggering,” said Mr. Bellone. “One month ago we did not have a death in this county [due to the virus].” The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• Mr. Bellone also said he agrees with Governor Andrew Cuomo that reopening of schools and businesses should be coordinated throughout the state. Mr. Cuomo said Saturday that a decision has not yet been made on whether to reopen schools before the end of the school year, after New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said he planned to close schools there through the end of the school year. “Similar to other issues that we deal with on Long Island, school closures should be addressed on a regional basis,” said Mr. Bellone. “I agree with the governor’s prudent approach on this issue so that we can solicit input from local stakeholders and school districts across Suffolk County. If this pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that we are One New York and all in this together.”

• SCOPE, an agency that has set up childcare programs for first responders and essential workers in over 20 school districts in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, is now running a program at Greenport Schools. The program opened April 8, and is registering children of essential workers in pre-K through sixth grades. Register Online Here.

Locally, our religious leaders are taking social distancing seriously, while still offering solace to the faithful. Here are some scenes from Easter Sunday at quiet churches around the North Fork:

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

April 13
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:36 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:44 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Greenport: 3:13 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:05 a.m., 4:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:08 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:35 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:42 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:52 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:01 a.m., 12:35 p.m.

April 14
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:39 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:47 a.m., 3:27 p.m.
Greenport: 4:16 a.m., 4:56 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:05 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:11 a.m., 4:51 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:38 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:45 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:48 a.m., 3:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:57 a.m., 1:33 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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