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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

Marine Bureau Police Officers and Coast Guard Officials Rescue Boaters

Rescue occurred in the Atlantic Ocean, south of Fire Island Inlet on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m.

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Babylon, NY - August 24, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers, along with United States Coast Guard officials, rescued three people aboard a boat that began taking on water in the Atlantic Ocean in Babylon this morning.
 
The operator of the boat, Michael Scaringi, his son and a friend were aboard a 26-foot boat, named Something Fishy, when the boat experienced a mechanical problem and began to take on water, approximately one mile south of Robert Moses State Park in Babylon at approximately 7:30 a.m. Scaringi, of Oakdale, called 911 and the Coast Guard. Marine Bureau Police Officers Raymond Cairo and Michael Alfieri on patrol vessel, Marine X-Ray and Coast Guard officials on a vessel responded to the boat.
 
Prior to the arrival of rescuers, Scaringi’s son, 12, was rescued by two Good Samaritans who were on a 26-foot boat. Upon arrival, Coast Guard officials boarded the sinking vessel with a de-watering pump and began salvage operations, while Marine Bureau officers transferred the 12-year-old to Marine X-Ray. 
 
Scaringi and his friend stayed on Scaringi’s boat and Marine X-Ray and the US Coast Guard escorted the vessel from the ocean through Fire Island Inlet to Captree Boat Basin in Babylon. 
 
Image via the official SCPD Facebook page.