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"Areal Flood Advisory" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * flood advisory for minor flooding in poor drainage areas for... western Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 200 PM EDT * at 1158 am EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. Radar estimates that one half to one inch of rain has already fallen, and that additional rainfall of up to one half inch is likely. * Some locations that could experience flooding include... Islip, Shirley, Medford, Patchogue, Center Moriches, Holbrook, Bay shore, Sayville, Mastic, Yaphank, East Patchogue, North Bay Shore, East Islip, North Bellport and Bohemia. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Lat...Lon 4070 7321 4075 7333 4085 7287 4080 7270 4074 7298 4074 7302 4073 7303 4071 7311 4072 7312 4070 7313 4069 7319 Goodman -- Tuesday Mar.28 17,01:36 PM

Islip Teen Bitten By Snake

Suffolk County SPCA Reminds Residents To Be Careful of Reptiles.

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Islip, NY - June 12, 2014 - The Suffolk County SPCA is reminding residents to be careful of reptiles found in the wild and not to touch or approach them.
 
Yesterday a 16 year old Islip youth was bitten by a King Snake after it was found outside by the youth's mother who was cleaning the pool.  When he went to grab the snake he was bitten. Although King Snakes are not venomous, their bites are painful and can become infectioned.
 
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said that last week, a Yaphank man was bitten by a baby alligator that was abandoned near his back yard. "We had 20 alligators last year plus other reptiles. It's  a crime to abandon reptiles & animals," Gross said.
 
If you spot a reptile, please do not try to touch or handle it.  Call professionals, like the Suffolk County SPCA or DEC who can handle these animals and get them to proper sanctuaries.
 
Anyone who sees an abandoned reptile is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential.