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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate 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. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Suffolk SPCA: Bay Shore Couple Found With Nine Cats Living In Squalor

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Michelle Tashbook, 46, and Michael Tashbook, 42, failed to provide food for their cats anf forced them to live in unsanitary and inhumane conditions, officials say.

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Suffolk SPCA arrested Bay Shore couple Michelle Tashbook, 46, and Michael Tashbook, 42, for animal cruelty.

Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA

Bay Shore, NY - July 13, 2018 - Detectives with the Suffolk County SPCA arrested a Bay Shore couple and charged with multiple offenses of animal cruelty on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
 
Michelle Tashbook, 46, and Michael Tashbook, 42, were charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance for their 9 cats. The Suffolk County SPCA launched an investigation after receiving a complaint about the conditions the cats were living in.  
 
Inside, the investigators, forced to wear hazardous protect gear, found the animals living in unsanitary and inhumane living conditions. The dwelling was condemned by the Town of Islip Fire Marshal.
 

Investigators were forced to wear hazardous protect gear due to unsanitary conditions in the home. Photo Credit: Suffolk County SPCA

 
Michelle and Michael Tashbook were released on bail. They are scheduled to appear in First District County in Islip on September, 19, 2018.
 
If convicted, Michelle and Michael Tashbook will be required by law to register with the Suffolk County Animal Abuse Registry. Each person registered with Suffolk County shall remain on the Animal Abuse Registry for five years following his release and must notify of any change of residence.
 
Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
 
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