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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "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. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory now in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... ...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 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less this morning. 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. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,03:00 PM

Man Arrested After Allegedly Impersonating Nassau County Police Officer

Steve Kleiman was arrested Wednesday night after pulling over a woman in Great Neck and impersonating an officer.

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A man was arrested in Great Neck after being accused of impersonating an officer. Steve Kleiman, 58, was caught when he honked his horn at and tailgated a woman in his dark colored vehicle. 
 
Nassau County police say Kleiman forced the 43-year-old woman to pull over on Grace Avenue at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday. While stopped he blocked her in, got out of his car, flashed a fake badge, and identified himself as a cop. Kleiman then went on to say the woman committed several traffic infractions.
 
The woman quickly caught on that Kleinman wasn’t an officer and she proceeded to dial 911. After she called the proper authorities, he ran off from her. Kleiman left his car at the scene and attempted to hide in an apartment building. Police found him there and he was arrested. 
 
During the arrest Kleiman complained about being sick and was taken to the hospital. 
 
“I don’t know what to do in this situation”, Great Neck resident Marcy Aharone told CBS news. What are we supposed to do in this situation? I’m not sure.”
 
Police warn that if you’re being pulled over by an officer and aren’t sure whether it’s legitimate or not, pull into a well-lit public place or police station, and call 911. Once pulled over request photo ID and uniformed backup. Authorities say this kind of response can potentially lead to avoiding a robbery or abduction. 
 
Kleiman was charged with criminal impersonation and has since been released from the hospital. He has pleaded not guilty to a judge and Nassau County police are still determining whether Kleiman is the same man who has been pulling other residents over while impersonating a police officer. 
 
[Source: Nassau County Police, CBS]