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"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

Uniondale Man Arrested for Hempstead Bank Robbery

The Robbery Squad and the Hempstead Police Department report the arrest of a Uniondale man for a bank robbery that occurred in Hempstead on Friday, 07/25/14 at 7:10 P.M.

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Hempstead, NY - July 26th, 2014 - The Robbery Squad and the Hempstead Police Department report the arrest of a Uniondale man for a bank robbery that occurred in Hempstead on Friday, 07/25/14 at 7:10 P.M.
 
According to detectives, Gary Warren, 24, of Park Place, while inside TD Bank located at 252 Peninsula Blvd., approached a bank teller brandishing a large kitchen knife and demanded money.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the defendant fled the bank on foot.  Hempstead Policed officers located Warren on Greenwich St. near Kennedy Park and when approached by police, the defendant again brandished the knife and walked towards police officers.
 
Warren was placed under arrest and the proceeds from the robbery were recovered. There were four employees and five customers in the bank at the time of the robbery.
 
No injuries were reported.
 
Warren is being charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Menacing a Police Officer, Possession Dangerous Weapon 4th Degree and will be arraigned on Saturday, 07/26/14 in First District Court, Hempstead.