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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.

Lindenhurst Man Charged with Sex Trafficking, Kidnapping Promoting Prostitution and Other Crimes

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The man pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, sex trafficking and other charges in a 32 count indictment unsealed in Suffolk County court.

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Central Islip, NY - March 13, 2014 - A Lindenhurst man pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, sex trafficking and other charges in a 32 count indictment unsealed in Suffolk County court today, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. Andrew “Andy” Gayot was order held in lieu of $500,000 cash bail, or one million bond. 
 
Gayot was arrested February 25 when Suffolk County Police and Probation officers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at 258 North Greene Ave. in Lindenhurst, a house containing several inhabitants. Investigators discovered a 15-year-old female, who had run away from home, and a 21-year-old female being held against their will by the defendant, who used intimidation, physical abuse and psychological cruelty to coerce the women into prostitution. The defendant advertised the prostitution services on Backpage.com. 
 
The victims have not been identified because both women are the victims of sex crimes and their identification is a violation of New York State Civil Rights Law. 
 
“The details of the terror inflicted on these women are chilling,” District Attorney Spota said. “On at least one occasion, the defendant terrorized both victims in the dark basement of the house with a chainsaw, asking the teenager “Now do you believe in the devil?”. The teen was forbidden to leave the house unescorted or to use her phone without him being present, the District Attorney said. “There is strong evidence Gayot often beat both victims with a hammer and an extension cord, used a Taser in one of his assaults, and choked the teenager when he thought she had shorted him money after meeting a john,” said DA Spota. Police said the teen girl had been at the North Green Avenue home since November of last year; the other female lived there more than a year. 
 
The district attorney said the drugs seized from the premises included Methylone, a club drug known on the street as “Molly”, Xanax and cocaine. Mace was also found in the defendant’s room as was a bulletproof vest and police patches. The top count in the indictment is kidnapping in the second degree, a class “B” violent felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. The other charges in the indictment are 2 counts of Sex Trafficking, 1 count of Compelling Prostitution, 2 counts of Promoting Prostitution in the 2nd Degree, 1 count of Promoting Prostitution in the 3rd Degree, 2 counts of Promoting Prostitution in the 4th Degree, 1 count of Unlawful Imprisonment in the 2nd Degree, 1 count of Strangulation in the 2nd Degree, 2 counts of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, 2 counts of Rape in the 3rd Degree, 4 counts of Sexual Misconduct, 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the 3rd Degree, 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, 3 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, 1 count of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia, 1 count of Unlawful Possession of Noxious Material (a self-defense spray), 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree.