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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

Legislator Robert Trotta Proclaims Matthew Monahan a Hero Commack Man Saves Girl in Burning Car

At the March meeting of the Legislature, Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta introduced Matthew Monahan of Commack to the audience as not only a Good Samaritan, but also a hero who saved the life of ...

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Smithtown, NY - March 24, 2014 - At the March meeting of the Legislature, Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta introduced Matthew Monahan of Commack to the audience as not only a Good Samaritan, but also a hero who saved the life of a young woman trapped in an overturned car that was on fire. Mr. Monahan was on his way home from work when he saw the accident and pulled over to help. He was assisted by Joseph Moscato of Centereach, who had a fire extinguisher, and was able to hold off the flames while Mr. Monahan pulled the young woman to safety. They were aided by an unidentified man who held the door open for Monahan while he worked to free the woman. She is recovering at Stony Brook University, where Matthew happens to be an emergency room nursing assistant.

Legislator Trotta said, “It’s an honor to meet Matthew after seeing the coverage in the news and watching the video of the rescue. It was her lucky day since Matthew is a volunteer fireman from the Commack Fire Department and has received training to respond to these types of emergencies.” Matthew Monahan and Joseph Moscato received a standing ovation from the Legislators and the audience, including the girl’s father.

Pictured at the ceremony at the Legislature are from left to right: Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr., Matthew Monahan and Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta.