Nor’easter Brings Flooding, Gusts to Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A nor’easter is bringing strong wind gusts and heavy rains that caused power outages and flooding on Long Island for the first weekend of March.The National Weather Service said forecasters recorded 66-mph wind gusts in Eaton’s Neck and more than two inches of rain Friday. The rain and tides forecast to be up to three feet higher than usual caused flooding and road closures. PSEG Long Island reported nearly 20,000 outages Friday afternoon.“Damaging winds will be capable of downing trees and power lines,” Upton-based NWS meteorologists said in a statement. “Power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.”The storm is causing damage across the Northeast.On LI, the worst of the high winds and rain are expected Friday, with coastal flooding continuing through Saturday night. “There is potential for several tidal cycles of widespread flooding of vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline Friday Night into Saturday Night,” NWS said.“This would result in numerous road closures and cause widespread flooding of low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront,” the agency continued. “Vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront would become flooded.”Once the storm passes, Sunday is forecast as sunny with temperatures in the 40s.last_img read more

Surrogacy – Watch “Breeders: A Subclass of Women?”

first_imgSurrogacy is fast becoming one of the major issues of the 21st century—celebrities and everyday people are increasingly using surrogates to build their families. But the practice is fraught with complex implications for women, children, and families. What is the impact on the women who serve as surrogates and on the children who are born from surrogacy? In what ways might money complicate things? What about altruistic surrogacy done for a family member or close friend? Is surrogacy a beautiful, loving act or does it simply degrade pregnancy to a service and a baby to a product? Can we find a middle ground? Should we even look for one?From The Center for Bioethics and Culture, producers of the award-winning Eggsploitation (2010, 2013), and Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), Breeders: A Subclass of Women? explores this important issue, talking with surrogates, physicians, psychologists, and activists across the political and ideological spectrum.