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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 PM Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs... Long Island...and most of southern Connecticut. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late Monday night into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph...strongest across eastern Long Island. * quarter mile or less at times. * the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin Monday morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by the evening rush. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday night into Tuesday afternoon. * conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Watch" ...Coastal Flood Watch in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Watch...which is in effect from late Monday night through Tuesday morning. * Locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 3 to 4 ft of surge above astronomical tide. A low probability of 4 to 4 1/2 ft surge above astronomical tide. * Timing...during the times of high tide between 3 am and 6 am late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 waves and high storm tide will cause beach erosion along north facing shorelines open to Long Island Sound. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Several shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday night/early Tuesday morning high tide... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........11.1-11.7.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........11.5-12.1.......moderate... Stamford CT.........436 am........11.1-11.7.......moderate... Bridgeport CT.......433 am........10.6-11.0.......moderate... New Haven CT........432 am.........9.5-10.1.......moderate... -- Sunday Jan.25 15,11:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News
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NCPD Nabs Drug Dealer in Narcotics Bust

The First Squad reports the Arrests of a Merrick man that occurred in Bellmore and a Bellmore man that occurred in East Meadow on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:07 P.M.

Unlicensed Contractor Charged with Defrauding Superstorm Sandy Victims

Leiton, of Lynbrook, promised to repair homes damaged by Sandy; cashed checks but did no work.

Three Nassau Banks Robbed by Man in Blue Jays Cap

Three banks were robbed by a perpetrator bearing the same description in each incident.

Nassau County PD: Man Arrested for 2 Valley Stream Bank Robberies

Robbery Squad detectives report the arrest of a Jamaica, Queens man on January 13, 2014 for an Attempted Robbery that occurred at 12:20 pm in Merrick.

Snowfall Totals for Friday’s Blizzard on Long Island

Snowfall totals from the morning reached as high as 12 inches on parts of the Island.

Help Sought Finding Merrick Identity Theieves

The NCPD is looking for suspects who used fake credit cards.

Two Suspects Wanted for Robbing BFCU on W. Merrick Road in Freeport

The Third Squad is investigating a Burglary that occurred on Monday November 25, 2013 at approximately 1:45 a.m. in East Meadow.

Lynbrook Man Receives Maximum Sentence, Upstate Prison Time After 12th DWI Conviction

Crane hit two senior citizens while driving unlicensed with a .20% BAC.

Harry Chapin Practice-a-Thon Expands Statewide To Support Regional State Food Banks

During the month of March, music students across New York State are invited to take part in a Practice-a-Thon with all proceeds going to support the work of local foodbanks

Nassau County Police Dept. Announces Numerous "Project 21" Arrests

NCPD busted numerous local businesses for selling alcohol to minors.

NCPD Seeking Public's Help in Merrick Grand Larceny Case

Perpetrators of a theft which occurred in August are still at large.

Nassau Police Arrest Man Impersonating a Fire Marshall in Garden City

Christopher Charles, owner of a fire restoration business, was arrested for impersonating a fire marshal, and later impersonating a firefighter in order to win the business of the victim of an apartment fire.

Nassau County PD: Merrick Man Arrested for Criminal Impersonation in Williston Park

The Arson Bomb Squad and Garden City Detectives report the arrest of a Merrick man for Criminal Impersonation on Friday, November 08, 2013 at 4:20 P.M. in Williston Park.

Nassau County PD: South Hempstead Man Arrested for Selling Heroin

Narcotics/Vice Squad detectives report the arrest of a South Hempstead man for criminal sale and possession of Heroin on Tuesday, 11/05/13 at 5:20 P.M.'s 2013 November Guide: Fall Festivities, Thanksgiving Fun, & More!

Many locals have their own holiday and seasonal traditions but why not change it up a little, and enjoy some of the fun traditions that are enjoyed in communities across LI.

Suffolk Man Charged With Stealing $10K Down Payment on Kitchen Renovation He Never Performed

Vadjinia, an unlicensed contractor, stole cash from an elderly Merrick couple for whom he had previously performed work.

Crime Update: Walmart Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Child, Merrick Man Takes Ambulance on Three Mile Joyride

Matthew Bulmer has been accused of sexually assaulting a young boy in the Wal-Mart he worked in.

NCPD: North Merrick Man Arrested for Robbing 711 Store

First Squad detectives report the arrest of a North Merrick man for grand larceny that occurred in Merrick on Wednesday, 10/08/13 at 11:57 P.M.

Carbon Monoxide Scare at Long Island Elementary School, School Evacuated

The parents of one elementary school on Long Island had a scare after news of an evacuation due to carbon monoxide.

Lynbrook Man Convicted of 12th DWI After Hitting Two Senior Citizens Crossing the Street

Crane’s BAC was .20%; will serve up to 14 years in prison
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