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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.

Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash

A pedestrian was struck in front of 1112 Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon.

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North Babylon, NY - September 2, 2013 - Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a female pedestrian in North Babylon last night.

Cerice Caprio, 32, of Friendly Court, Babylon was attempting to walk across Deer Park Avenue last night at 9:06 p.m. when she was struck by 2008 Hyundai Elantra that was travelling southbound on Deer Park Avenue. Caprio was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she is listed in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle, Jonathan Bloom, 47, of Levittown, was not injured in the crash.

The Elantra was impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash and has not been interviewed to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.