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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 770 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 850 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 30.7N 80.1W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 13 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across Long Island, southern Westchester and southern Connecticut, and the New York City and New Jersey Metro areas. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeast New Jersey, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * TORNADOES: Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

Who fired the fatal shot? police investigate, Hit-and-Run kills Huntington Station man, Man rescued from Great South Bay & more for January 3rd, 2012

Huntington Station Man Killed in Hit-and-Run; Police Rescue Man from Great South Bay; Wrong-Way Driver Killed on New Year's Eve After Crash; Who Fired Fatal Shot, Police Probe; Man Arrested in Assault, Robbery of Chinese ...

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Huntington Station Man Killed in Hit-and-Run

Cesar Guidel was struck by a car while walking along New York Avenue around 7:35pm Monday night. The car is described as a white sedan with New York State registered plates and possibly a rear spoiler. The car fled the scene of the accident and continued northbound of New York Avenue after hitting Guidel who was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Detectives ask anyone with information on this accident to please call Second Squad at (61) 854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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Police Rescue Man From Great South Bay

A man was recovered from the cold Great South Bay waters Monday afternoon after having fallen off his boat. The man, identified by police as 57-year-old Mastic resident Thomas Herrshaff, was found clinging to the back of his 24-foot clam boat at approximately 2:45pm. Herrshaff was suffering from the early stages of hypothermia at the time of his rescue, according to police. He was transported by ambulance to Brookhaven Hospital Memorial Center in East Patchogue. It’s not yet known what caused Hershaff to fall into the Great South Bay.

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Wrong-Way Driver Killed on New Year’s Eve After Crash

An East Hampton man was died Saturday night after driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway. The 60-year-old driver, James Riley, crashed head-on into an oncoming car, a 2000 Suzuki, carrying a East Hampton family of three. The accident occurred just east of the West Hampton Beach exit at approximately 6:50pm. It is unclear whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident though an autopsy will be performed, according to investigators, who are also waiting on results from toxicology reports. The driver of the Suzuki, Carlos Bunay, was pinned into the car and had to be removed by emergency workers from the Westhampton Beach Fire Department. The other passengers sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Who Fired Fatal Shots, Police Probe

Detectives are conducting ballistic tests, interviews, and reviewing the surveillance video from the stores surrounding Charlie’s Family Pharmacy in Seaford where federal agent John Capano was slain after a confrontation with James McGoey who has just held up the pharmacy. Capano was in the store picking up prescription medications for his ailing father when McGoey entered the store, announced a hold up, then left as Capano followed him towards the door to confront him. While this was happening another person ran to a deli several doors down owned by a retired Nassau County officer to report the robbery in progress. The retired officer and an off-duty NYPD officer, a customer in the deli, ran to the scene and found Capano and McGoey in an altercation. Both Capano and McGoey died of gunshots though it is unclear who fired the fatal shots. McGoey was previously convicted of pharmacy holdups on four other separate occasions and was released from prison in August 2010. He was armed with a pellet gun.

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Man Arrested in Assault, Robbery of Chinese Food Delivery Man

Scott Imbert, 25, of New Cassel, has been arrested by detectives who are still on the search for a second suspect in connection with the assault and robbery of a delivery man on Monday night. The suspects ordered Chinese food from China Garden in Westbury and when the delivery man arrived at the given address he was shoved to the ground and Imbert allegedly kept his right hand inside his pocket simulating a handgun that he kept pointed at the victim. The two men went through the delivery man’s pockets taken cash and credit cards. Imbert was later arrested and charged with three counts of robbery and criminal use of a firearm.

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