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"Dense Fog Advisory, High Wind Watch" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...High wind watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Dense fog...visibilities dropping to one quarter mile or less. * Dense fog timing...into Sunday morning. * Dense fog impacts...significantly reduced visibilities will make travel difficult. * High winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * High wind timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Limited visibilities will make travel very difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of 58 mph or higher... may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your low beam headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case a sudden stop is needed. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Winds and seas...east winds 35 to 45 kt with gusts 50 to 55 kt. Seas 7 to 11 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. * Visibility...1 nm or less through early Sunday morning. 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. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,10:36 PM

SCPD: Boat Strikes Jetty, Occupants Flee Scene

Strike occurred in Great South Bay, just south of Namkee Lane, Blue Point, on Monday, May 26, 2014 at approximately 4 a.m.

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Blue Point, NY - May 26, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers are investigating an incident during which a boat struck a jetty in Blue Point and the occupants fled the scene.
 
Marine Bureau officers responded after a 911 caller reported a boat had struck a jetty in the Great South Bay, just south of Namkee Lane, at approximately 4 a.m. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate any occupants with the boat, a 2004 21-foot Maverick.
 
Following a land search by Canine and Fifth Precinct officers, the boats occupants, Jarett Brownie and Thomas Gamble, who fled the scene by climbing to shore via the jetty, were located on a private dock a short time later.
 
Brownie, 32, of 27 West 2nd St., Patchogue, suffered head lacerations and Gamble, 32, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, suffered a broken foot in the crash. Both were transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment.
 
Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers are investigating to determine which man was operating the boat at the time of the crash. The boat, which was severely damaged, was impounded to Marine Bureau in Great River.
 
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Fifth Precinct Crime Section at 854-8526 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.