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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday. * Locations...western Long Island Sound including New Haven and Fairfield counties in southern Connecticut, Westchester, Bronx, northern Queens, northern Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties in New York. * Tidal departure...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides around the times of high tide. * Coastal flood impacts...there is a low threat of property damage. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, Parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the Waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * Timing...around the times of high tide tonight. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. Bridgeport CT MLLW categories - minor 8.9 ft, moderate 10.4 ft, major 11.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.6 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.1 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 8.9/ 9.4 1.6/ 2.0 2.7/ 3.2 2-3 minor Stamford CT MLLW categories - minor 9.4 ft, moderate 11.0 ft, major 12.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.3/ 9.8 1.4/ 1.9 2.7/ 3.2 2-3 minor New Haven CT MLLW categories - minor 8.6 ft, moderate 9.2 ft, major 10.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.5 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 8.4/ 8.9 1.7/ 2.2 2.7/ 3.2 2 minor Kings Point NY MLLW categories - minor 10.0 ft, moderate 10.5 ft, major 13.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 2.7 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/06 am 9.4/ 9.9 1.6/ 2.0 2.8/ 3.4 2 none Old Field NY MLLW categories - minor 9.2 ft, moderate 10.2 ft, major 12.2 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.1/ 9.6 1.8/ 2.2 3.0/ 3.5 2-4 minor Glen Cove NY MLLW categories - minor 10.1 ft, moderate 11.1 ft, major 13.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 3.2 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.2/ 9.7 1.3/ 1.8 2.6/ 3.1 2-3 none -- Thursday Nov.15 18,09:49 AM

Suffolk County Executive Bellone Proposes Actions To Eradicate MS-13

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Collaborative Partnership Would Undermine MS-13 Campaign to Recruit and Victimize Unaccompanied Minors.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a series of measures to weaken MS-13.

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Suffolk County, NY - April 25, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a series of measures to weaken MS-13 and advance the objective to eradicate this criminal organization from the County following the brutal murders of four teenagers in Central Islip on Long Island. The proposals outlined would include working together with the federal government to establish a notification process to inform a local government and school district when an unaccompanied minor is placed in a community.
 
“We understand that to win this war, it will take a coordinated approach between all layers of government and the community, said County Executive Bellone. “These actions are intended to undermine MS-13 efforts to recruit and victimize the most vulnerable children in the community.”
 
The federal Unaccompanied Minor Program has been in existence in a variety of forms for decades. The landmark 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement established uniform national standards regarding the detention, release and treatment of all children in the custody of the federal government.  Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement are the agencies responsible for administering the Settlement Agreement pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
 
Once an unaccompanied minor is released from ORR’s care and placed with a designated sponsor there is virtually no follow-up to ensure the safety and well-being of that child. Further, it is unclear which federal government agency is responsible for ensuring the safety of the child once he or she is placed with their sponsor or for ensuring their compliance with the signed ORR agreement.  This poses an inherent danger since there is no way currently to ensure these children have not been corrupted by MS-13 or harmed by them.
 
The County Executive’s proposed measures would establish clearer guidance and provide additional support to Suffolk County and for localities across the country:
  • Make available federal funds to local law enforcement agencies that are combatting MS-13.
  • Provide gang prevention funding and local resources to communities where the federal government is placing children so that the obligation is not borne solely by local taxpayers.
  • Ensure that a process is in place that prevents individuals with gang ties from being placed in the community.
  • Establish a notification procedure from the federal government to local governments and school districts where children are being placed.
While the vast majority of unaccompanied minors are law-abiding individuals reuniting with family members who have successfully transitioned into the community, there are indications that MS-13 has sought to exploit the Program for the purposes of recruiting and victimizing children.
 
One effective strategy to undermine MS-13 would be to adopt comprehensive immigration reform to fix a broken immigration system, securing our borders and providing a path way to citizenship for law abiding individuals.