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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from midnight EDT tonight through Monday morning... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey, eastern Bergen, eastern Essex, eastern Passaic, eastern Union, Hudson, western Bergen, western Essex, western Passaic, and western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), New York (manhattan), northern Nassau, northern Queens, northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Richmond (staten island), Rockland, southern Nassau, southern Queens, southern Westchester, and southwestern Suffolk. * From midnight EDT tonight through Monday morning * an area of low pressure will develop along a frontal boundary to our south and pass just south and east of Long Island. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour are possible and may lead to flash flooding the New York City Metro and surrounding areas. Flash flooding will also be possible for portions of the lower Hudson Valley. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Sunday Jul.23 17,08:24 PM

Remember to Support Your Local Toy Drive During This Season of Giving

Looking for a toy drive to drop off an unwrapped gift to a child in need? Check out this list of toy drives going on across the island!

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Spread the joy of giving this holiday season by bringing an unwrapped toy to a nearby toy drive.  Many toy drives are offering additional perks, such as free entry to holiday fairs, or free hot cocoa and pictures with the big man himself, Santa Claus.  Not-for-profits are also accepting gifts of clothing and other useful items that are appropriate for children.  Please do not bring donations of food or candy, and do not donate any realistic-looking weapons, as neither will be distributed to the children.  If you need some toy ideas, check out our Holiday Shopping Guide with this year's hot picks for toys for both boys and girls. After you make a donation, you will certainly feel ready to get in on the good cheer knowing that somewhere, a child has a gift under their tree that they would not have had without you!

Holiday Toy Drive, Deer Park
December 4-19
Time: Open hours of Tanger Arches

Annual Netter House Lighting, West Islip
December 5
Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

5th Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive, Rocky Point
December 6
Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Festival of Trees and Lights, Lake Ronkonkoma
December 6-7
Time: 11 a.m.

Kiwanis Club's Annual Santa Trot, Patchogue
December 7
Time: 11 a.m.

LB Waterfront Warriors Toy Drive, Point Lookout
December 7
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tree Lighting and Toy Drive, Easthampton
December 7
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Toys for Tots, Islip/East Islip
December 4-9
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

West Islip Fire Department 24th Annual Holiday Toy Drive, West Islip
December 10
Time: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Toys for Tots Toy Drive at the Watermill, Smithtown
December 12
Time: 7-11:30 p.m.

Islip Animal Shelter Annual Holiday Pet Toy Drive, Bay Shore
December 13
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gifts for Kids Holiday Toy Benefit, Northport
December 13
Time: 8 p.m.

Living Nativity, Greenlawn
December 14
Time: 5 p.m.

2014 Holiday Party, Toy Drive, and Networking Event, Westbury
December 19
Time: 7 p.m.