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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST Monday... * 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 Monday 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 Monday 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 from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and 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 from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 10 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 17,03:24 AM

New Tip Line for Human Trafficking, Corruption, Abuse, and Tax Fraud in Nassau County

Public can call (516) 571-7755 to facilitate tips to DA’s office.

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Mineola, NY - July 22, 2014 - A tip line for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office was unveiled today making it easier for members of the public to make a complaint, report a crime, or give information about human trafficking, corruption, child abuse, elder abuse, and tax fraud in Nassau County. The new tip line also includes an option for those who speak Spanish.
 
“Many of the cases that have been prosecuted by this office have come from tips from the public, who have been our eyes and ears for criminal conduct, and an important resource in our fight to bring criminals to justice,” DA Kathleen Rice said. “This new tip line will build on that successful partnership by making it even easier for people to get valuable information on illegal activity quickly to my office’s team of investigators and prosecutors.”
 
The new tip line allows members of the public to make complaints about crimes occurring in Nassau County by calling (516) 571-7755 and choosing an option on a telephone keypad. The line is staffed by members of the DA’s office during business hours.
 
Previously, callers had the option of calling criminal bureaus at several different numbers. The tip line unveiled by DA Rice today consolidates all of those numbers into one number.
 
Callers reporting an emergency should still call 911.
 
Options available to callers of DA Rice’s tip line are as follows:
 
Press 1 to report Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, or Elder Abuse
Press 2 to report Welfare or Medicaid Fraud
Press 3 to report Tax Fraud
Press 4 to report Insurance Fraud
Press 5 to report Narcotics or Gang Activity
Press 6 to report Corruption
Press 7 to report Human Trafficking, Sex trade, or Prostitution Activity
Press 8 to report Animal Abuse, Neglect, or the illegal possession of an exotic or dangerous animal
Press 9 to report Pollution, Dumping, or other Environmental Crime
For other matters, press 0