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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. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,09:12 PM

Crime Update: Murder-Suicide in North Amityville, Disabled Female Killed in Hit-and-Run

Stephen Guillaume killed Virginia Vasquez and then himself after the two broke up.

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Murder-Suicide in North Amityville
On Saturday night police discovered a grisly crime scene in a North Amityville home. Before authorities could arrive, a man killed his girlfriend and then himself after the woman told him they were breaking up.
 
Stephen Guillaume, 35, and Virginia Vasquez, 32, were found dead in the doorway after police responded to a call of a man stabbing a woman. Vasquez’s children were also in the house but are still alive. Her 14-year-old daughter was cut on the hand during a scuffle with Guillaume as she tried to save her mother. She was rushed to the hospital with cuts to her hand but is in stable condition. Vasquez’s 4-year-old son was was also found but he was unharmed that night.
 
According to detectives Guillaume started stabbing Vasquez immediately after their breakup. The incident happened at approximately 9:40 p.m.
 
Suffolk County police’s investigation in the murder-suicide is ongoing and continued into Sunday morning. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad, at (631) 852-6392.
 
 
Disabled Female Killed in Hit-and-Run
Suffolk County police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a disabled female dead and her male companion injured in Eastport. The incident happened at around 9 p.m.  Erika Strebel and Edward Barton were standing next to Strebel’s Jeep on the shoulder when another motorist on Montauk Highway traveling Eastbound crashed into them.
 
The driver immediately fled the scene after hitting the two. Strebel 27, and Barton, 26, were transported to Stony Brook Medical Hospital by helicopter once authorities arrived at the scene. Strebel was pronounced dead and Barton is currently being treated for head and knee injuries. 
 
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
 
[Source: Suffolk County Police Department]