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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.

Officer Helps Rescue Choking Victim in Middle Island

An officer in Middle Island helped save the life of a man who had choked on his dinner.

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Middle Island, NY - August 27, 2013 - A Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct officer, along with the Middle Island Fire Department, helped save a man that was choking at a Middle Island group home yesterday .

Officer Michael Meehan responded to a 911 call at 6:52 p.m. at the Middle Island ICF group home.  The caller stated that a man was choking and that workers were attempting to administer the Heimlich maneuver.  When Officer Meehan arrived at the home, which is for adults with developmental and emotional challenges, the victim’s airway was still obstructed.   Officer Meehan administered the Heimlich maneuver and managed to dislodge a piece of food and the victim was able to breath but was still struggling.  When personnel from the Middle Island Fire Department arrived, they removed the remainder of the food and administered oxygen.
The 45-year-old victim, who lives at the home, was transported to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was in critical condition.