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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST Monday... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 1/2 to 4 1/2 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. * Coastal flood impacts...potential for widespread flooding of vulnerable shore 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 Monday 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 Monday evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM.....9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... New Haven CT.........817 PM......8.9-9.6/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Old Field NY.........820 PM......9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.....Min-mod.. Glen Cove NY.........900 PM....10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * 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 from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 10 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 17,03:24 AM

Man Killed by LIRR Train at Mineola Station

A Man was struck and killed by a LIRR train Tuesday morning at the Mineola station.

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MINEOLA -- A man was struck and killed by a LIRR train Tuesday morning at the Mineola station. George Hahn, 66, of Mineola, was hit at about 8:45 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, said LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena.

According to an MTA spokesperson, Hahn reportedly jumped from the westbound platform in front of a train and was killed instantly.

Police reported that Hahn was attempting to cross the tracks when he was struck.

Power to the tracks was shutdown to the westbound side following the incident; and the LIRR temporarily suspended service between Jamaica and Hicksville during the Tuesday morning rush hour commute while investigators were on the scene.

As of 10:30 a.m., the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay branches were operating at 10- to 15-minute delays westbound and 45-minute delays eastbound.

The incident was coupled with a derailment of an unoccupied train late Monday in Queens near Rego Park and Forest Hills, causing significant disruptions to railroad service.

The MTA reports that due to extensive track damage, there will be 11 canceled trains, 5 trains will be diverted from Penn to Atlantic Terminal and 4 others will only go as far as Jamaica. The details on these service adjustments are in the Service Status box on the MTA website.

In addition, repair to almost three-quarters of a mile of track is expected to take at least until Friday. Canceled and/or diverted trains for a.m. and p.m. peak commutes are also expected through Friday.

MTA police are continuing their investigation of the Hahn incident.

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