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"Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 to 4 ft above astronomical tides this evening. 2 1/2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides Tuesday morning. * Timing...minor to moderate coastal flooding this evening due to surge and wave action. Localized minor coastal flooding expected with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle due to residual surge. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline this evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for this evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.6.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM......8.9-9.4/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Glen Cove NY.........900 PM.....9.6-10.1/1.8-2.3.....Min-mod.. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Tue am... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......911 am.....9.8-10.3/2.0-2.5.....Iso minor Stamford CT..........838 am......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Iso minor Bridgeport CT........835 am......8.8-9.3/1.5-2.0.....Iso minor Glen Cove NY.........908 am.....9.6-10.1/1.8-2.3.....Iso minor , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this evening to just after midnight. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 4 to 7 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,09:48 PM

Crime Report: Lindenhurst Man Holds Two Women against Their Will for Prostitution; Police Search for Grand Larceny Suspect

A teen and a woman were held against their will; a woman stole a pocketbook and attempted to use a credit card.

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Lindenhurst Man Holds Two Women against Their Will for Prostitution
A Lindenhurst man was arrested on Tuesday after police issued a search warrant for his home on North Green Avenue and found two women being held against their will and forced into prostitution.

Andy Gayot, 35, has been taken into custody. The Suffolk County Police Department, along with the Suffolk County Probation Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, arrested Gayot. A 15-year-old who had run away from home was one of the victims found at the defendant’s home. A 21-year-old woman was the other victim found at the residence.

Gayot is facing several charges, including Compelling Prostitution, Promoting Prostitution, Rape in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Sex Act in the 3rd Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree. Gayot was arraigned on Wednesday.

[Source: Suffolk County Police Department]

Police Search for Grand Larceny Suspect
Nassau County Police are searching for a woman who stole a pocketbook and attempted to use the victim’s credit card. The suspect (pictured) was caught on security camera attempting to use the credit card at an ATM.

The suspect, who is female, stole the pocketbook while at a Stop and Shop in Woodbury. Less than ten minutes after stealing the pocketbook, the suspect attempted to use the card at an ATM machine at a Chase Bank in Syosset.

The suspect is wanted for Grand Larceny. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477), all calls will be kept anonymous.

[Source: Nassau County Police Department]