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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TUESDAY TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY * WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Northwestern Suffolk, Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Queens and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 9 PM Tuesday to 2 AM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Minor 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. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty on when the peak surge arrives. This forecast is based on a worst case scenario, with a 2-3 ft surge coming in at the time of high tide Tuesday Night. If the surge peaks earlier, then water levels and inundation will be less than forecast.

Coast Guard Suspends Search for missing NY Boater

The Body of a Missing NY Boater was recovered in the Long Island Sound.

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New York, NY - May 5, 2014 - The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing New York boater, today.
At 8:10 a.m., a Coast Guard boatcrew recovered the body of Ciro Stellges, near Duck Point, N.Y.  
Coast Guard and local agencies launched a massive search for Stellges Sunday after the Riverhead Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, that they received a call from an individual aboard a sailing vessel stating it was taking on water approximately three miles north of Jacobs Point.
"On behalf of the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends affected by this tragedy.  Our thoughts are with them in their time of grief.  We appreciate the support of local port partners in our aggressive search and rescue efforts.  Response crews worked tirelessly and covered an enormous search area to locate Mr. Stellges.”
In total, rescue crews searched for more than 19 hours, covering more than 400 square miles, to locate the missing boater.
Involved in the search were:
  • An MH-60 helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
  • A rescue crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Newport, R.I.
  • A 45-foot rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Haven
  • A 45-foot rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New London
  • Suffolk County Police Marine and Air division
  • Riverhead Police Department
  • Wading River Police Department
  • Southold Police Department