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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.

Man Indicted for Fatal Run Fown of Lake Ronkonkoma Man while DWI

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A Lake Grove resident has been indicted inn the death of a a Lake Ronkonkoma man.

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July 23, 2013 - Central Islip, New York - Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has announced the indictment of a Lake Grove man arrested March 24 for driving while intoxicated when he struck and killed a pedestrian who police described as walking in the roadway.   
 
Thomas Vaughan, 43, left a Patchogue bar and was driving at 2:30 am westbound on Express Drive North, near Carroll Avenue in Lake Ronkonkoma, when he hit Gary Kroll, 59, of Lake Ronkonkoma.  Vaughan told Suffolk County police that “someone came out of nowhere into the road” and into the path of his 2007 Trailblazer. Kroll was pronounced dead at the scene. 
 
“The Vehicular Crimes Bureau’s investigation and review of this fatality was presented to a grand jury resulting in the indictment of Mr. Vaughan charging him with six counts which will be unsealed today in Central Islip,” District Attorney Spota said. 
 
State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho in Central Islip will unseal the indictment. The calendar call is 9:30 am. 
 
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e-mail: Robert.Clifford@suffolkcountyny.gov