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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 4 am to 8 am EST Friday... * locations...vulnerable coastal locales along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departure...3 to 3 1/2 ft above astronomical tides. * Coastal flood impacts...shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, Parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the Waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * Shoreline impacts...breaking waves will result in beach erosion and flooding with minor damage possible to dune structures during the times of high tide. * Timing...around the times of high tide tonight. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. Bridgeport CT MLLW categories - minor 8.9 ft, moderate 10.4 ft, major 11.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.6 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.1 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.2/ 9.7 1.9/ 2.3 3.0/ 3.5 2-3 minor Stamford CT MLLW categories - minor 9.4 ft, moderate 11.0 ft, major 12.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.6/10.1 1.7/ 2.2 3.1/ 3.6 2-3 minor New Haven CT MLLW categories - minor 8.6 ft, moderate 9.2 ft, major 10.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.5 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 8.6/ 9.1 1.9/ 2.3 3.0/ 3.5 2-3 minor Kings Point NY MLLW categories - minor 10.0 ft, moderate 10.5 ft, major 13.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 2.7 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/06 am 9.8/10.3 2.0/ 2.5 3.2/ 3.7 2-3 minor Piermont NY MLLW categories - minor 6.4 ft, moderate 7.4 ft, major 8.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.4 ft, moderate 3.4 ft, major 4.4 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/04 am 5.4/ 5.9 1.4/ 1.9 2.7/ 3.2 0 none Old Field NY MLLW categories - minor 9.2 ft, moderate 10.2 ft, major 12.2 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.5/10.0 2.2/ 2.7 3.4/ 3.9 3-5 minor Glen Cove NY MLLW categories - minor 10.1 ft, moderate 11.1 ft, major 13.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 3.2 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.8/10.3 1.9/ 2.3 3.2/ 3.7 3-5 minor , "Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory in effect from 9 PM this evening to 6 am EST Friday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 6 am EST Friday. * Winds...northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Timing...late this evening and overnight. * Impacts...strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph, or gusts of 46 to 57 mph, are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, in open areas, and on elevated roads and bridges. Use extra caution. , "Special Statement" Wintry weather will continue this evening across the entire tri- state area. Snowfall rates of up to 2 to 3 inches per hour will be possible during this time over portions of northeastern Long Island and all areas north of New York City with the visibility reduced below a quarter of a mile. For the rest of Long Island, New York City and adjacent areas of northeast New Jersey, snowfall rates will be lighter with sleet eventually mixing in. A changeover to rain is expected across the South Shore of Long Island, and possibly along the shorelines of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Regardless of the precipitation type, temperatures are hovering around freezing or below, so Road conditions will be hazardous. Additional impacts include downed tree limbs from heavy wet snow, and wind gusts will be increasing to 35-45 mph which may contribute further to this. 538 PM EST Thu Nov 15 2018 Wintry weather will continue this evening across the entire tri- state area. Snowfall rates of up to 2 to 3 inches per hour will be possible during this time over portions of northeastern Long Island and all areas north of New York City with the visibility reduced below a quarter of a mile. For the rest of Long Island, New York City and adjacent areas of northeast New Jersey, snowfall rates will be lighter with sleet eventually mixing in. A changeover to rain is expected across the South Shore of Long Island, and possibly along the shorelines of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Regardless of the precipitation type, temperatures are hovering around freezing or below, so Road conditions will be hazardous. Additional impacts include downed tree limbs from heavy wet snow, and wind gusts will be increasing to 35-45 mph which may contribute further to this. -- Thursday Nov.15 18,07:49 PM

Holtsville Man Accused Of Starving, Neglecting His Five Dogs By Suffolk County SPCA

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Joseph Specia, 50, was charged with 5 counts of animal cruelty, officials say.

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Suffolk SPCA arrested (left) Joseph Specia of Holtsville, 50, for animal cruelty. Pictured on the right is Natasha, a pit bull that was injured.

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Holtsville, NY - Sept. 6, 2018 - Detectives with the Suffolk County SPCA arrested a Holtsville man and charged him with animal cruelty on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018.
 
Joseph Specia, 50, was charged with 5 counts of animal cruelty for failure to provide proper sustenance including sanitary living conditions and veterinary care for 2 pit bulls, Natasha and Sasha, after getting into a fight. Natasha, who suffered the more severe injuries was unable to walk and  was immediately transported to an emergency animal hospital. The home was deemed  uninhabitable and condemned. All 5 dogs were removed from the property. The 4 other dogs were taken to Brookhaven Animal Shelter for medical evaluation.
 
Specia was arrested without incident and released on bail.  
 
We would like to thank Suffolk County Police Dept., 5th Precinct and Emergency Services as well the Brookhaven Animal Shelter for their assistance.
 
Specia is scheduled to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on November 8, 2018.
 
Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
 
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