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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,11:48 PM

NCPD Arson/Bomb Squad: Fatal Locust Valley House Fire Under Investigation

Arson/Bomb Squad detectives are investigating a fatal house fire that occurred on February 13, 2014 at 4:20 am in Locust Valley.

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Locust Valley, NY - February 13th, 2014 - Arson/Bomb Squad detectives are investigating a fatal house fire that occurred on February 13, 2014 at 4:20 am in Locust Valley.
 
According to detectives, the homeowners of a Lattingtown Road residence awoke to the smell of smoke and observed that a cottage, which is located on the same residential property and connected to the main home, was on fire. After several unsuccessful attempts to gain entry into the cottage by the homeowners, due to the smoke and heat, 911 was contacted.
 
The Locust Valley Fire Department, assisted by eleven other area fire departments, with a total of seventeen pieces of fire apparatus and 75 firefighters, were able to extinguish the blaze which spread into the main area of the residence. During the incident, one police officer and three firefighters were injured and transported to area hospitals for treatment. They were all treated and released for minor incident related injuries.
 
The Nassau County Fire Marshall and the Arson/Bomb Squad recovered the body of a female, believed to be the homeowners’ daughter. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending an investigation by the Medical Examiners Office.
 
The cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious at this time and the investigation into this incident continues.