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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday. * Locations...western Long Island Sound including New Haven and Fairfield counties in southern Connecticut, Westchester, Bronx, northern Queens, northern Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties in New York. * Tidal departure...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides around the times of high tide. * Coastal flood impacts...there is a low threat of property damage. 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. * 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 8.9/ 9.4 1.6/ 2.0 2.7/ 3.2 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 9.3/ 9.8 1.4/ 1.9 2.7/ 3.2 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 8.4/ 8.9 1.7/ 2.2 2.7/ 3.2 2 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 9.4/ 9.9 1.6/ 2.0 2.8/ 3.4 2 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 9.1/ 9.6 1.8/ 2.2 3.0/ 3.5 2-4 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 9.2/ 9.7 1.3/ 1.8 2.6/ 3.1 2-3 none -- Thursday Nov.15 18,09:19 AM

Man Arrested After Sexually Assaulting Women He Met Online

LongIsland.com

Ramone Smith was arrested after an investigation found he sexually assaulted women he met off the internet.

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The internet has become a great tool for single men and women looking to meet someone new with websites like Match.com, Plenty of Fish, and OKCupid. While many have found success off these sites, with the anonymity of the internet, you never truly know what you’re getting into until you meet the person. For the past year several women on Long Island have fallen victim to a Hempstead man who preyed on them once the two were alone.
 
The man behind the attacks was 23-year-old Ramone Smith. He was finally caught after a collaboration between the Narcotics/Vice Bureau and the Special Victims Squad. According to detectives, Smith would escort the women into his Mineola apartment and sexually assault them either on the roof or in an elevator. 
 
His first assault took place on August 28 of this year. After agreeing to meet online, Smith took the woman to the roof of his apartment, showed a knife, and then took advantage of her. He committed a similar crime a few days prior to that one. Instead of taking this woman to the roof though, Smith attacked her in an elevator.
 
During this particular incident Smith asked the woman to hand over the lingerie she brought with her. Once she did, he took out his knife and a struggle ensued. This woman was lucky enough to get hold of the knife and then escape when the elevator opened. 
 
A third assault took place around the same time either in August or September. He followed the same pattern after meeting the woman online except she wasn’t lucky enough to escape.
 
The Hempstead resident was first arrested on September 4th for his attacks on these women. He was charged with Predatory Sexual Assault, Rape in the 1st Degree, Criminal Sexual Act in the 1st Degree, Robbery in the 1st Degree, Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree, and Two Count of Criminal Possession in the 3rd Degree.
 
After a further investigation from Nassau County Police, Smith was once again arrested on November 15 during a court appearance. He was charged with Predatory Sexual Assault, Rape 1st Degree, Criminal Sexual Act 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree.
 
Smith was arraigned for these charges on Saturday in the First District Court in Hempstead
 
[Source: Nassau County Police]