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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.

Babylon Woman Killed in Crash with Unlicensed Driver in Dix Hills

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Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a woman in Dix Hills this morning.

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Dix Hills, NY - May 12th, 2015 - Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a woman in Dix Hills this morning.
 
Cassandra Walter was driving a 2000 Saturn northbound on Commack Road near Euclid Avenue when she apparently lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the double yellow line and struck a southbound 2000 Honda minivan at approximately 7 a.m.
 
Walter, 26, of Babylon, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The Honda driver, Alex Dario Oliva Rodriguez, 35, of Hempstead, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was treated and released.
 
Rodriguez was subsequently arrested for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
 
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.
 
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