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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 18,09:49 AM

County Executive And Nassau County Police Offer Holiday Safety Tips

Please Don’t Be a Victim.

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano.

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Nassau County, NY - December 13, 2017 - County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder along with the Police Department are taking affirmative steps to ensure the safety of the people of Nassau County during the upcoming holiday season. All of our regular marked and plainclothes patrols will be intensifying their coverage of shopping malls and commercial areas. The patrols will be augmented by patrol from our Mounted Unit and Bureau of Special Operations.  Concurrently, dedicated patrols have been assigned to the major malls within the county, putting additional police officers at those locations during peak hours. 
In addition to shopping safety, Nassau Police will also be on the outlook for drivers and occupants who are not complying with the Seat Belt Law. This includes children who are not in child safety seats or buckled in their seat. Police Officers will also be vigilant watching for drivers who are violating cell phone laws including text messaging, and driving while intoxicated on all roads in Nassau. Handicapped parking violations will be strictly enforced.  Parking in handicapped spaces are reserved for those with visible permits. 
Before Leaving Home   
  • Leave your home secure, engage alarms and give the appearance that your home is occupied by leaving the lights on in the most frequently used rooms.
  • Plan your shopping trip carefully.  Know where you are going and what routes you will take to get there.
  • If possible, arrange for a friend to go shopping with you.  There is safety in numbers.
  • Let someone know where you are going and what route you will be taking.  Additionally, let them know when you expect to return.
  • Don’t leave valuable items out in the open.  Secure them in closets, safes, etc.
When Parking 
  • Always park in well-lit areas and remove keys and wallets.
  • Remove all items, such as radar detectors, laptops or packages and secure them in the trunk, glove compartment, out of site.
  • Note the location of your vehicle in the parking lot to conveniently return after shopping.
  • Always lock all your doors
  • Avoid parking near vans or other vehicles with covered cargo areas.
  • Avoid carrying large handbags.  Carry only what is necessary.
  • Look around the parking lot for suspicious persons before you exit your vehicle.
  • Don’t get out of your vehicle until you are ready.  If you don’t feel safe, stay in the car or drive away.
While Shopping
  • Keep your money and credit cards in your front pocket and try to limit the number of credit cards and cash you’re carrying while shopping.
  • To avoid being a victim of “Identity Theft”, be aware of exposing credit cards, debit cards and other identification at the cash register and ATM’s.  Thieves will utilize cell phones to capture card information without your knowledge. 
  • Be cognizant of any other type of “Distraction” type of crimes that typically occur during this time of the year.
When Returning To Your Car 
  • Never leave the store with your arms full of packages. Use a courtesy cart.
  • Have your car key in hand, ready to unlock your door.
  • Check the parking lot for suspicious people and look around before you exit the store.
  • Do not return to your vehicle if you see people loitering nearby.
  • Carry a whistle or other audible device. If you feel threatened, use it. If you’re inside your vehicle, lock your doors and honk your horn to attract attention.
  • Check underneath, in front and in back of your car as you approach it.
  • Check the front and rear passenger seats inside your car before you enter it.
  • If you are planning on returning to the store, never leave your packages in plain view inside your vehicle. Lock them in the trunk or place them on the floor and cover them with a blanket or jacket.
The Nassau County Police Department wishes everyone a safe and Happy Holiday season.