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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.

Da Sini: Brother And Sister Indicted For Operating Suffolk County Sex Trafficking Ring

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Anthony Cordero, 30, of West Babylon, and Demaris Cordero, 31, of Dix Hills, had been allegedly operating a sex trafficking ring involving at least four victims, officials say.

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Suffolk DA Sini announced the indictment of Anthony Cordero, 30, of West Babylon, and Demaris Cordero, 31, of Dix Hills for operating a sex trafficking ring.

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Central Islip, NY - April 13, 2018 - Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini yesterday announced the indictment of a brother and sister in connection with operating a sex trafficking ring in Suffolk County.
 
Anthony Cordero, 30, of West Babylon, and Demaris Cordero, 31, of Dix Hills, were arraigned yesterday and charged with two counts of Sex Trafficking; Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree; Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree; Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree; and Promoting Prostitution in the Fourth Degree. Mr. Cordero is also charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Operating a Motor Vehicle with Obstructed Vision.
 
On February 24, 2018, the Suffolk County Police Department conducted a traffic stop in Deer Park of Mr. Cordero’s vehicle for illegally driving with an obstructed view. The vehicle was also occupied by two individuals who were later determined to be victims of sex trafficking who were being driven to a location to engage in prostitution.
 
Officers detected the scent of marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle, at which time they discovered a quantity of marijuana in the ashtray. Quantities of alleged crack cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and Suboxone were recovered from the two victims, one of whom indicated she was holding the drugs for Mr. Cordero.
 
“The defendant stated to police, ‘Who’s going to believe these women anyway?’” My response to that is, ‘We are,’” District Attorney Sini said. “The District Attorney’s Office is here to treat victims of sex trafficking as victims, to provide them with services, and to bring their perpetrators to justice.”
 
An investigation was conducted by the Suffolk County Police Department’s Human Trafficking Investigations Unit, which revealed that Cordero and his sister had been operating a sex trafficking ring in Suffolk County involving at least four victims dating back to at least August 1, 2017.
 
The defendants conducted the operation in various hotels and motels around Suffolk County, including locations in Commack, East Farmingdale, Port Jefferson Station, and the Medford/Coram area. They posted advertisements for prostitution services on the websites Backpage.com and Craigslist.com.
 
“The defendants used drugs to induce these women into working for them as sex slaves,” District Attorney Sini said. “They gave them cocaine and heroin, both to impair their judgment and to make them dependent on the defendants so that that they could control these women.”
 
Mr. Cordero also provided quantities of crack cocaine to Ms. Cordero in exchange for her assistance in the operation of the prostitution business.
 
The defendants were arraigned on the indictment on April 12 in front of Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho in Central Islip. Bail for Mr. Cordero was set at $500,000 cash or $1 million bond. Bail for Ms. Cordero was set at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. They are due back in court on April 25.
 
If convicted, each defendant faces a minimum of four and one-half to nine years imprisonment and a maximum of 12 and one-half to 25 years.
 
“These are serious crimes that have devastating, long-lasting impacts on the victims and on our communities,” District Attorney Sini said.
 
This is the third indictment brought forth by the Human Trafficking Investigations Unit, which was launched by District Attorney Sini in his prior role as Suffolk County Police Commissioner in October 2017.
 
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Stacy Skorupa, of the Enhanced Prosecution Bureau.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.