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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 11 AM EST SATURDAY * 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 the Sat AM high tide near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 3 AM to 11 AM EST Saturday. * 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 Sat PM 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 the Saturday evening 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 Killed in West Babylon House Fire, Suffolk Officials Report

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SCPD: James Vella, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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SCPD are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in West Babylon.

Photo by: LI.com News Team

West Babylon, NY - July 24, 2018 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fatal fire that occurred at a West Babylon home on Sunday, July 22, 2018.  
 
First Precinct officers responded to a residence on 15th St. at approximately 5:50 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a fire at the location. Four residents, two men, one woman and her 8-year-old son, were in the home at the time of the fire.
 
James Vella, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other adult male resident was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and smoke inhalation. A First Precinct police officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The woman and her son were not injured.