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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 11 am EST this morning... * tidal departures...2 to 2 1/2 ft above astronomical tides this morning. * Timing...localized minor coastal flooding is expected with the morning high tide cycle. * Coastal flood impacts...brief and localized minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels this morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......911 am........9.0-9.5..........none...... Stamford CT.........838 am........9.0-9.5..........minor..... Bridgeport CT.......835 am........8.7-9.2..........minor..... , "Small Craft Advisory" ...Small Craft Advisory in effect until 6 am EST Wednesday... ...Gale Warning is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Small Craft Advisory...which is in effect until 6 am EST Wednesday. The Gale Warning has been cancelled. * Winds and seas...north winds 20 to 30 kt. Occasional gusts up to 35 kt early this morning. Seas 4 to 8 feet across the Long Island Sound. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Small Craft Advisory means that sustained wind speeds or frequent gusts of 25 to 33 kt and/or seas of 5 ft or higher are expected or occurring...and hazardous to small craft. Inexperienced mariners...especially those operating smaller vessels...should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Tuesday Jan.24 17,10:00 AM

Update: NYSHA Offers Reward for Information on Dead Rooster Hanging From Tree

The rooster was found tied to a tree in Islip.

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Update - July 2, 2014 - The New York State Humane Association (NYSHA), headquartered in Kingston, NY, announces a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for mutilating and killing a rooster. The person or persons responsible for this gruesome crime must be found and brought to justice. If anyone has information about the case, they are urged to call the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722.  
 
Original Release - Islip, NY - June 29, 2014 - The Suffolk County SPCA is seeking information from the public about a dead rooster found hanging from a tree in Islip.
 
The dead rooster was found tied to the tree and it's eyes had been plucked out.  A candle was also found nearby.  The rooster was found at the intersection of Spur Drive South and Freeman Avenue.
 
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said that anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential.