Weather Alert  

"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 to 4 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...minor to moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. Minor coastal flooding is possible with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle. * 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.....9.9-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Glen Cove NY.........900 PM.....9.6-10.1/2.1-2.7.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning now in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Gusts 65 to 70 mph possible over Twin Forks of Long Island. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected tonight. * 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 5 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 17,07:48 PM

East Meadow Man Arrested for Helping Teen Daughter in Fight

The Second Squad reports the arrest of an East Meadow man for an Assault that occurred on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 1:20 a.m. in Hicksville.

Print Email

Hicksville, NY - June 25th, 2014 - The Second Squad reports the arrest of an East Meadow man for an Assault that occurred on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 1:20 a.m. in Hicksville.

According to detectives, the male victim, 17 years of age, was at Abe Levitt Park, Stewart Avenue with three friends when the defendant Richard Ortiz, 45 of 1547 Prospect Avenue arrived with his 17 year old daughter and three teenage female friends. His daughter exited the vehicle and approached the group in an attempt to engage in a fight with another female.  When the victim stepped in between the two females to prevent the altercation, Ortiz struck him in the head with a crowbar causing a large laceration to his head. Ortiz and the four females returned to the vehicle and fled the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. On Tuesday June 25, 2014 at 12:10 a.m. the defendant surrendered to detectives at the Second Precinct.

Ortiz is charged with Assault 2nd degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday June 25, 2014 at First District Court in Hempstead.