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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST this evening... * 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 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....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....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 until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this afternoon into this 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 until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 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 17,07:36 AM

SCPD Scam Alert: Residents Warned of Telephone Scam

Scammers pretend to be IRS employees looking for unpaid taxes.

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Suffolk County, NY - June 10th, 2014 - The Suffolk County Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam during which people are asked to send money via prepaid cards for payment of unpaid taxes.

A potential victim will receive a telephone call from someone claiming that they are from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the individual owes back taxes. The caller threatens the individual with arrest if they do not purchase prepaid Green Dot cards to pay off the taxes.

During a recent incident, a man spoofed an IRS telephone number, in order to give the appearance the call was legitimate, demanded the victim purchase several thousand dollars’ worth of Green Dot cards and give him the card numbers over the phone. The victim complied with the man’s request but did not fulfill the entire amount requested. The following day, a female called from what, on the caller ID, appeared to be 911 and identified herself as an employee of the Suffolk County Police Department. The caller told the victim if she did not send the remainder of the money, she would be arrested.

Investigations have determined that victims are randomly selected and the caller is usually able to convince the target that the scenario is real.

The Suffolk County Police Department advises residents to independently verify the information the caller is giving is true and not to give out any personal information during the call.  If someone receives a call of this nature, they are advised to call the Suffolk County Police Department for further investigation.