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"Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory" The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * flood advisory for... southern New London County in southern Connecticut... southern Middlesex County in southern Connecticut... central Suffolk County in southeastern New York... * until 800 am EST. * At 454 am EST, Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain moving into the region. Isolated thunderstorms with heavy rain are also possible. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Around one-half inch of rain has fallen in the last 3 hours and additional rainfall of around one inch is expected over the area. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Lat...Lon 4142 7180 4141 7184 4134 7183 4133 7190 4109 7190 4108 7186 4104 7187 4087 7235 4063 7319 4075 7289 4071 7310 4071 7312 4097 7290 4100 7260 4113 7237 4131 7259 4137 7256 4145 7240 4152 7179 Met 337 am EST sun Jan 20 2019 ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, southern Fairfield, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, eastern Bergen, eastern Essex, eastern Passaic, eastern Union, Hudson, western Essex, and western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), New York (manhattan), northeastern Suffolk, northern Nassau, northern Queens, northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (staten island), southeastern Suffolk, southern Nassau, southern Queens, southern Westchester, and southwestern Suffolk. * Until 1 PM EST this afternoon * moderate to locally heavy rain will continue through early this afternoon. Total amounts of 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches are possible, which may result in flooding of urban areas, and flashy streams. * Any fresh water flooding will be exacerbated by coastal flooding during the Sunday morning high tide. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. 554 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019 ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 6 am to 1 PM EST Sunday... * locations...vulnerable coastal locations along Long Island Sound, the East River, Peconic and gardiners bays. * Tidal departure...around 2 ft above astronomical tides. * Coastal flood impacts...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. * Shoreline impacts...breaking waves of 2 to 4 ft will result in beach erosion with minor damage possible to dune structures along the Connecticut shoreline. * Timing...around the times of high tide Sunday morning. 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.8/10.3 2.5/ 3.0 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 min-mod 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.5/11.0 2.6/ 3.1 2.0/ 2.5 2-4 min-mod 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.1/ 9.6 2.3/ 2.8 1.9/ 2.3 2-4 moderate New London CT MLLW categories - minor 5.0 ft, moderate 6.0 ft, major 7.8 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.7 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/08 am 5.2/ 5.7 2.1/ 2.6 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.5/11.0 2.7/ 3.2 1.8/ 2.2 1-2 min-mod Piermont NY MLLW categories - minor 6.4 ft, moderate 7.4 ft, major 8.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.4 ft, moderate 3.4 ft, major 4.4 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/09 am 5.1/ 5.6 1.1/ 1.6 1.2/ 1.7 0 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 9.7/10.2 2.4/ 2.9 1.8/ 2.3 1-2 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/10 am 10.3/10.8 2.3/ 2.8 1.5/ 2.0 1-2 minor Montauk NY MLLW categories - minor 4.5 ft, moderate 5.3 ft, major 7.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.0 ft, moderate 2.8 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/08 am 4.7/ 5.2 2.2/ 2.7 1.9/ 2.3 1-2 minor Riverhead NY MLLW categories - minor 5.6 ft, moderate 6.3 ft, major 7.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.3 ft, moderate 3.0 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/11 am 5.7/ 6.2 2.5/ 3.0 2.1/ 2.6 0-1 min-mod Orient Point NY MLLW categories - minor 4.7 ft, moderate 5.7 ft, major 6.7 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 3.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/09 am 5.1/ 5.6 2.2/ 2.7 1.8/ 2.2 2-4 minor -- Sunday Jan.20 19,05:19 AM

Two Long Island Men Charged in Connection with Scheme to Defraud Potential Home Buyers

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Defendants allegedly perpetrated a scheme to defraud aspiring home owners who had poor credit.

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New York, NY - June 11, 2014 - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment in Manhattan federal court charging KEITH ANTHONY, the former president and owner of a company that purported to provide financing for home purchases to people with poor credit, and a former employee of the company, ANTHONY PODIAS, for their alleged participation in a scheme that victimized more than 100 financially struggling people across the country. ANTHONY PODIAS was arrested earlier today and will be presented in Manhattan federal court this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein. KEITH ANTHONY has not yet been apprehended. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer.
 
According to the allegations contained in the Indictment unsealed today:
 
From at least November 2011 up to at least March 2013, the defendants perpetrated a scheme to defraud aspiring home owners who had poor credit and who therefore could not qualify for traditional mortgages. Through a company called CIG REALTY, which was located in Long Island, New York, the defendants promised to help financially struggling individuals purchase homes by providing private financing for the purchase in exchange for small deposits or down payments. The customers were then supposed to repay CIG REALTY until the customers’ credit had improved to the point where they could obtain mortgages from a bank. Despite the defendants’ claims, however, CIG REALTY did not purchase homes for customers and instead diverted most of the customers’ deposits into the personal accounts of KEITH ANTHONY. Through their scheme, CIG REALTY obtained at least approximately $800,000 from more than 100 potential home buyers throughout the United States.
 
When customers contacted CIG REALTY, they were told that they could either pick a specific house for purchase or have the company help them find one. Once a house was selected, CIG told customers that they needed to send a deposit and then CIG would purchase the house using money obtained from private investors. Once the house was purchased, the customer was to repay CIG at a 10 percent interest rate until their credit improved and they could obtain financing through a bank. In practice, however, after the customer sent his or her deposit, CIG either did not place a bid or placed a bid that was so low, it would not be accepted. In those instances where CIG’s bid was accepted, CIG would fail to follow through and the deal would fall apart. Customers seeking refunds were typically directed to different people at CIG, who gave different explanations for the delay, before CIG stopped calling them back. Of the more than $800,000 taken in from customers by CIG, only about $44,000 was paid out in refunds.
 
ANTHONY was the president and owner of CIG REALTY, which closed in late 2012. PODIAS was a supervisor. Both dealt directly with the customers, telling them where to send money, updating them on the progress of negotiations, and explaining why they could not get refunds. ANTHONY also diverted more than approximately $500,000 from CIG’s accounts into his personal accounts and into the accounts of another business that he controlled.
 
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ANTHONY, 46, of Elmont, New York, and PODIAS, 39, of Levittown, New York, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendants would be determined by the judge.
 
Mr. Bharara praised the FBI for its outstanding work in the investigation. Mr. Bharara also thanked the New York State Department of Financial Services for its assistance.
 
This matter is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Egan is charge of the case.
 
The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.