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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 370 miles south of New York City NY or about 420 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 35.5N 74.9W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located along North Carolina Outer Banks will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. * WIND: Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * TORNADOES: Protect against 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. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Low probability of minor coastal flooding in vulnerable coastal areas during the high tide on Friday night.

Nurse caught in drug theft, 2011 won't see a white Christmas, guilty plea in fatal DWI and other news stories for LI for December 24th, 2011

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Plainview Nurse Caught in Drug Theft; Roosevelt Man Pleades Guilty in Fatal DWI Accident; East Patchogue Man Passes Away After Being Struck by a Motorcycle; Long Island Won't be Celebrating a White Christmas; Murder Suspect ...

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Plainview Nurse Caught in Drug Theft

Theresa Pawlowski, of East Rockaway, is being charged with felony counts of reckless endangerment, grand larceny, drug possession and endangering the welfare of a disable person after authorizes discovered she was connected to the theft of numerous rectal suppository syringes containing Diastat, a Diazapam gel commonly known as Valium. Pawlowski, a registered nurse, administered the drugs to herself while working on duty as an overnight nurse for developmentally disabled adults at AHRC in Plainview.  She was arrested Thursday after turning herself in to Second Squad detectives at the Second Precinct.

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Roosevelt Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal DWI Accident

Trevor McBride pled guilty Friday in a Nassau County court to vehicular homicide and driving while impaired under the influence of drugs and alcohol six months ago which resulted in the death of motorcyclist, William Escobar of Hempstead. McBride was driving his Chevrolet northbound in the southbound lanes of Greenwich Street when he crashed head-on to Escobar on a motorcycle on July 12. Escobar was pronounced dead at the scene. McBride had a blood alcohol content of 0.14% four hours after the crash and had marijuana in his system. He faces four to 12 years in state prison.

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East Patchogue Man Passes Away After Being Struck by a Motorcycle

Just six blocks from his East Patchogue home, Guevara Diomedes stepped into the roadway and was hit by a man driving a Suzuki motorcycle on December 16th. Diomedes was airlifted to the Stony Brook University Medical Center where he was admitted in critical condition. He passed away due to his injuries Friday, December 23rd. The driver of the motorcycle, Joseph Matthews suffered no injuries in the accident.

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Long Island Won’t be Celebrating a White Christmas

With the stint of warm weather the last few days Long Islanders hoping for a white Christmas are going to be sorely disappointed. National Weather Service forecasters are predicting sunny and clear skies all weekend with temperatures above freezing during the day but dropping into the 20s at night. Christmas Eve will be seeing a high of near 39 but Christmas day will be a bit warming, reaching a high of 46 before dropping to around 34 at night.

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Murder Suspect of a 4-Month-Old Case Arrested in North Carolina

Hempstead resident, Michael Gibson, was arrested Sunday as a suspect in the murder of Joseph Bolling. Gibson was arrested in North Carolina and charged with second degree murder and violation of parole. Nassau County police say that Gibson shot bolling outside of Seduction Bar on Hempstead’s Main Street in the early morning hours of September 3rd.

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