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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

About 150 people have come to New York

About 150 people have come to New York State Department of Financial Services unit at Islip Town Hall since 8 a.m. to be evaluated for funding for flood damage repairs. (August 14, 2014) (Credit: Sarah Armaghan/Newsday)

That's it for Thursday's edition of the live Long Island Now post. Thanks for joining us. 

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WHAT TO WATCH 

HUNTINGTON: The zoning board will hear from a resident who wants to build an eight-classroom private nursery school on property on East Deer Park Road, which is now zoned residential. The meeting is today at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 100 Main Street. Follow Mackenzie Issler's Twitter updates at @mackissler

FLOOD FUNDS 

Area residents whose homes or businesses were inundated by Wednesday's historic rainfall lined up at Islip Town Hall West on Thursday morning, each getting their chance to speak with representatives from the state's Department of Financial Services, which deployed a Mobile Command Center in Islip hamlet.

Follow Sarah Armaghan for Twitter updates below or at @armaghans. See the full article here: http://nwsdy.li/1pbnVd2

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