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"Hurricane Statement" This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **jose weakens as it moves over cooler ocean waters** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - the tropical storm watch has been cancelled for northeastern Suffolk, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southwestern Suffolk * current watches and warnings: - none * storm information: - about 250 miles southeast of New York City NY or about 200 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point NY - 38.4n 70.3w - storm intensity 65 mph - movement northeast or 40 degrees at 8 mph Situation overview ------------------ Tropical Storm Jose will continue to track slowly northeast, passing to the southeast of the area. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide this morning. Dangerous surf of 8 to 10 feet is expected today. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds will continue over the ocean waters east of Fire Island Inlet. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 8 to 10 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * Wind: little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. Next update ----------- Unless there are changes to the forecast...as it pertains to this event this will be the last local statement issued by the National Weather Service in Upton NY regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area. 531 am EDT Wed Sep 20 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **jose weakens as it moves over cooler ocean waters** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - the tropical storm watch has been cancelled for northeastern Suffolk, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southwestern Suffolk * current watches and warnings: - none * storm information: - about 250 miles southeast of New York City NY or about 200 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point NY - 38.4n 70.3w - storm intensity 65 mph - movement northeast or 40 degrees at 8 mph Situation overview ------------------ Tropical Storm Jose will continue to track slowly northeast, passing to the southeast of the area. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide this morning. Dangerous surf of 8 to 10 feet is expected today. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds will continue over the ocean waters east of Fire Island Inlet. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 8 to 10 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * Wind: little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. Next update ----------- Unless there are changes to the forecast...as it pertains to this event this will be the last local statement issued by the National Weather Service in Upton NY regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area. 531 am EDT Wed Sep 20 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **jose weakens as it moves over cooler ocean waters** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - the tropical storm watch has been cancelled for northeastern Suffolk, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southwestern Suffolk * current watches and warnings: - none * storm information: - about 250 miles southeast of New York City NY or about 200 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point NY - 38.4n 70.3w - storm intensity 65 mph - movement northeast or 40 degrees at 8 mph Situation overview ------------------ Tropical Storm Jose will continue to track slowly northeast, passing to the southeast of the area. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide this morning. Dangerous surf of 8 to 10 feet is expected today. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds will continue over the ocean waters east of Fire Island Inlet. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 8 to 10 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * Wind: little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. Next update ----------- Unless there are changes to the forecast...as it pertains to this event this will be the last local statement issued by the National Weather Service in Upton NY regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area. 531 am EDT Wed Sep 20 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **jose weakens as it moves over cooler ocean waters** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - the tropical storm watch has been cancelled for northeastern Suffolk, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southwestern Suffolk * current watches and warnings: - none * storm information: - about 250 miles southeast of New York City NY or about 200 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point NY - 38.4n 70.3w - storm intensity 65 mph - movement northeast or 40 degrees at 8 mph Situation overview ------------------ Tropical Storm Jose will continue to track slowly northeast, passing to the southeast of the area. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide this morning. Dangerous surf of 8 to 10 feet is expected today. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds will continue over the ocean waters east of Fire Island Inlet. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 8 to 10 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * Wind: little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. Next update ----------- Unless there are changes to the forecast...as it pertains to this event this will be the last local statement issued by the National Weather Service in Upton NY regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area. , "Flood Watch / Flood Statement" ...Coastal flood advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in New York NY has cancelled the coastal flood advisory. Water levels will approach or just touch minor flood benchmarks during the times of high tide. -- Wednesday Sep.20 17,12:24 PM

DA Rice and Mayor Hall Celebrate 3rd Anniversary of Groundbreaking Youth Court Program

Progressive and innovative program founded by DA Rice in 2011 also marks 350th case involving nonviolent youth offenders.

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Hempstead, NY - March 17, 2014 - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Hempstead Village Mayor Wayne Hall, approximately 30 volunteers and their family members celebrated the 3rd anniversary of Nassau County Youth Court at an event on Thursday, March 13 that also marked the hearing of the court’s 350th case.

“Young people need a place where they are allowed the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and grow into productive and law-abiding members of society,” DA Rice said at the event at Hempstead Village Court. “People who have participated in these 350 cases over the past three years have seen firsthand the power of Youth Court to transform young people into agents for positive change – not only in their own lives, but for the larger community as well.”

At the event, Mayor Hall presented a “Mayor’s Recognition Award” to Assistant District Attorney Kara Kaplan, director of DA Rice’s Youth Court, and Assistant District Attorney Arianne Reyer, Youth Court’s assistant director, on the occasion of the program’s 3rd anniversary.

Youth Court provides young people who have committed nonviolent crimes with the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions, serve their community, and learn character and career-building skills. The Hempstead Village Court and the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University have housed Youth Court since 2011 and continually support the efforts of the program.

To be eligible, all offenders – referred to as respondents – must be 11 to 17 years old, acknowledge their wrongdoing, and take responsibility for their actions.

Over 100 youth offenders are served in Youth Court a year. Approximately 60 active volunteers from across Nassau County take on roles of prosecutor, defense attorney, bailiff, clerk, and juror during Youth Court hearings. All respondents must answer questions from jurors about what they did and why it was wrong.

After a hearing, the jury deliberates and imposes a fair and constructive sanction for the respondents using restorative justice goals. Common sanctions include community service, oral and written apologies, essays, Youth Court jury duty, curfew, and mediation.

In each case, respondents are linked to positive social activities that will benefit their community and provide the respondent with a new experience that will have a positive impact on him or her, and potentially become a regular activity. For example, respondents have been linked to college professors, football coaches, lawyers, and other community agencies to help them pursue their goals. Respondents are also linked to supportive services including drug treatment, anger management, and counseling.

About 96 percent of respondents complete their sanctions successfully, and there is a recidivism rate of about 8 percent.

Today, New York State is the only state besides North Carolina to treat 16 and 17 year olds as adults in criminal court. Each year, approximately 50,000 adolescents statewide are subject to prosecution in criminal court – with most of them facing misdemeanor charges.

DA Rice recently called on state lawmakers to reform the criminal justice system by raising the age at which defendants in nonviolent cases can be prosecuted as adults in criminal court.

DA Rice is a strong advocate for innovative and progressive approaches to youth justice, and Nassau is among several counties in New York State selected by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to open an Adolescent Diversion Part (ADP) to address deficiencies in the criminal justice system’s handling of young teenage offenders.

Offenders age 16 and 17 are eligible for participation in the ADP court. Each offender is first screened using a number of factors to determine whether an offender is at a low, medium, or high risk to reoffend.

That initial assessment determines the course that prosecutors take. Low assessment offenders can see their cases dismissed, while medium and high risk offenders will have a treatment plan tailored to their needs and overseen by the adolescent diversion judge. All of this is done to address the factors that led the offender to the court in the first place, and to reduce the odds of reoffending.

For more information on DA Rice’s Youth Court, please visit: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/DA/youthdev.html