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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * 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 today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * 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 tonight 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 this evening's 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.

Reward Offered for Person Who Threw Dog in Dumpster

Suffolk SPCA offers $2,000 for information.

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West Islip, NY - December 24, 2013 - The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dumping a small dog in a commercial dumpster overnight.
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA said that the agency was contacted by Suffolk County Police with a report that someone had dumped the Maltese-mix dog in a dumpster at the USA Gas Station at 410 Montauk Hwy, West Islip NY.
The Female dog wearing a pink leash and a pink collar was found among the rubbish by a local person. The dog was removed with the assistance of the Suffolk County Police Emergency Services Unit and transported to the Veterinary Medical Center 24 hour animal hospital to be examined and sheltered for the rest of the night.
SCPD Officer Richard Schmidt and Detective Paul Llobell of the Suffolk County SPCA along with others assisted in removing and bringing the discarded dog to safety and shelter.
Anyone with information can contact the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential.