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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft Sat PM into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for the Saturday evening high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Suffolk SPCA: West Babylon Man Arrested For Starving His Pet Pit Bull

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Jovan Robinson, 37, was charged on Friday with misdemeanor animal cruelty, cops say.

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Suffolk County SPCA have charged Jovan Robinson of West Babylon, 37, with animal cruelty.

Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA

West Babylon, NY - February 5, 2018 - Detectives with the Suffolk County SPCA have charged a West Babylon man with animal cruelty on February 2, 2018.
 
Jovan Robinson, 37, was charged on Friday with misdemeanor animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance for Tank, a 10 year old male pit bull. The Suffolk County SPCA launched an investigation after receiving complaints the dog had been neglected.
 

Tank, a neglected 10 year old male pit bull. Photo Credit: Suffolk County SPCA
 
Robinson will be arraigned in First District Court in Islip on 3/18/2018.
 
If convicted, Robinson will be required by law to register with the Suffolk County Animal Abuse Registry. Each person registered with Suffolk County shall remain on the Animal Abuse Registry for five years following his release and must notify of any change of residence.
 
Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.