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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 370 miles south of New York City NY or about 420 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 35.5N 74.9W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located along North Carolina Outer Banks will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. * WIND: Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * TORNADOES: Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Low probability of minor coastal flooding in vulnerable coastal areas during the high tide on Friday night.

Suffolk DA: Manhattan Developer Pleads Guilty To Fatal East End Crash, Leaving Scene, DWI

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Sean P. Ludwick, 44, will be sentenced in October to three to nine years in state prison.

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Sean P. Ludwick, 44, a Manhattan real estate developer, today pleaded guilty to multiple charges stemming from a fatal crash in August of 2015 in Sag Harbor.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Sag Harbor, NY - August 15, 2017 - The Manhattan real estate developer who recklessly caused the fatal crash in August of 2015 in Sag Harbor that killed his passenger pleaded guilty today to aggravated vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and aggravated driving while intoxicated, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
 
Sean P. Ludwick, 44, who apologized in court today to the family of the victim Paul Hansen, will be sentenced in October by State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho to three to nine years in state prison; three to nine years for the top count of aggravated vehicular homicide, one to three years for leaving to scene and one year for the aggravated driving while intoxicated charge – all to be served concurrently in an upstate correctional facility.  
 
“The defendant’s blood taken five hours after the crash had a blood alcohol level of .18 percent, and the collision reconstruction by Sag Harbor Village Police, the New York State Police Forensic ID & Collision Reconstruction Unit and our Vehicular Crimes Bureau clearly established that the defendant left the scene in his damaged Porsche and traveled more than a block away where police found him and his disabled car on Woodvale Street,” DA Spota said. The district attorney’s office will recommend Ludwick be sentenced to five to fifteen years in prison. 
 
Real estate broker Paul Hansen, 53, of Sag Harbor died at the scene in front of his house on Rolling Hill Court where Ludwick struck a utility pole at a curve on August 30, 2015. 
 
Justice Camacho scheduled Ludwick’s formal sentencing for October 18.