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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,06:00 PM

NCPD Crime Alert: Man Wanted for Bombing Mineola Catering Hall

The Arson Bomb Squad reports the details of a Criminal Mischief that occurred at 11:25pm on July 3, 2014 in Mineola.

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Update - 1:15 PM - Further investigation revealed that the building damage came from commercial fireworks that were launched from a tube launcher. 
 
Mineola, NY - July 4th, 2014 - The Arson Bomb Squad reports the details of a Criminal Mischief that occurred at 11:25pm on July 3, 2014 in Mineola
 
According to Detectives, an unknown male subject (no further description) caused damage to the Jericho Terrace Catering Hall located at 249 Jericho Turnpike.  Witnesses heard a loud bang, saw smoke and an explosion on the north outside wall of the building causing damage to the doorway.  The suspect was observed pointing what appeared to be a pipe in the direction of the damage.  The suspect fled the scene on foot last seen running south on Mineola Boulevard.  There were approximately one hundred people attending a catered event in the building at the time of the explosion.  No injuries were reported.
 
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.