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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 PM Thursday to 1 am EDT Friday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 10 PM Thursday to 1 am EDT Friday. * Locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...around 1 ft above astronomical tides tonight and 1 to 1 1/2 ft Thursday morning and Thursday night. * Timing...minor flooding around the times of high tide Thursday night. Brief and localized minor flooding possible with tonight's and Thursday morning high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover Thursday night. Inundation of 1 to 1 1/2 ft above ground level in the lowest lying spots. A few Road closures likely with a low threat of property damage. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Thursday night... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. .................................(mllw/mhhw).................. Kings Point NY......1136 PM..10.5-11.0/2.7-3.2......minor..... Bridgeport CT.......1148 PM...9.6-10.1/2.3-2.8......minor..... New Haven CT........1147 PM....8.8-9.3/2.1-2.6......min-mod... Old Field NY........1150 PM...9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7......minor..... Glen Cove NY........1152 PM..10.4-10.9/2.5-3.0......minor..... -- Wednesday May.24 17,07:24 PM

Criminals Target Homes Hit By Hurricane Sandy

Homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy have been broken into in Lindenhurst.

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While much of Long Island felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, the south shore’s Lindenhurst and Babylon areas were hit particularly hard by the frankenstorm. As the communities recover from the storm’s lasting effects, there are unscrupulous individuals who are roaming around Lindenhurst, targeting homes that on the surface might appear vacant or damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Last week alone, six homes were burglarized, with goods ranging from money to jewelry to electronics.

East Bayview Avenue and Ocean Street were the two streets affected by the burglars, who, at least to Lynn Taormina, a resident of the area, seem to be professionals. Her home was broken into via a side window, with the thieves immediately going for a nearby safe. While residents of the area have filed police reports, the victims and neighbors in the affected area are asking for an increased police presence, which could stem the tide of burglaries in the area.

The Babylon and Lindenhurst communities have rallied since Sandy hit, with many volunteering and providing warm food and aid to those who desperately need it. The last thing the community needs are a group of burglars causing havoc as the area attempts to rebuild.

 

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