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"Hurricane Statement" This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **jose weakens to a tropical storm, a tropical storm remains in effect for Suffolk county** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 260 miles southeast of New York City NY or about 230 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point NY - 37.9n 70.8w - storm intensity 70 mph - movement northeast or 40 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Tropical Storm Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later tonight, passing to the southeast of the area. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide through Wednesday morning. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 7 to 13 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible into Wednesday morning with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 7 to 13 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. Elsewhere across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 am EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. Maloit 1130 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **jose weakens to a tropical storm, a tropical storm remains in effect for Suffolk county** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 260 miles southeast of New York City NY or about 230 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point NY - 37.9n 70.8w - storm intensity 70 mph - movement northeast or 40 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Tropical Storm Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later tonight, passing to the southeast of the area. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide through Wednesday morning. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 7 to 13 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible into Wednesday morning with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 7 to 13 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. Elsewhere across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 am EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. Maloit 1130 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **jose weakens to a tropical storm, a tropical storm remains in effect for Suffolk county** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 260 miles southeast of New York City NY or about 230 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point NY - 37.9n 70.8w - storm intensity 70 mph - movement northeast or 40 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Tropical Storm Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later tonight, passing to the southeast of the area. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide through Wednesday morning. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 7 to 13 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible into Wednesday morning with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 7 to 13 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. Elsewhere across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 am EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. Maloit 1130 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **jose weakens to a tropical storm, a tropical storm remains in effect for Suffolk county** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 260 miles southeast of New York City NY or about 230 miles south-southeast of Montauk Point NY - 37.9n 70.8w - storm intensity 70 mph - movement northeast or 40 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Tropical Storm Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later tonight, passing to the southeast of the area. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide through Wednesday morning. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 7 to 13 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible into Wednesday morning with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 7 to 13 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. Elsewhere across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 am EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. Maloit , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 2 PM EDT Wednesday... * locations...vulnerable coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departure...1 to 2 ft above astronomical tides during the evening and Wednesday morning high tides. * Coastal flood impacts...shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to possibly 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. * Shoreline impacts...waves of 1 to 3 ft on top of elevated water levels along the North Shore of Long Island will cause minor beach erosion and enhance coastal flooding. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 9.7/10.2 1.9/2.4 1.4/ 1.9 1-2 minor 20/12 PM 9.5/10.0 1.7/2.2 1.4/ 1.9 1-2 minor 21/01 am 9.4/9.9 1.6/2.1 1.5/ 2.0 1 minor : 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 9.0/ 9.5 1.7/ 2.2 1.2/ 1.7 0-1 minor 20/12 PM 8.7/ 9.2 1.4/ 1.9 0.8/ 1.3 0-1 minor 21/12 am 8.5/ 9.1 1.3/ 1.8 0.9/ 1.4 0-1 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 8.4/ 8.9 1.7/ 2.2 1.3/ 1.8 0-1 minor 20/12 PM 8.0/ 8.5 1.3/ 1.8 0.8/ 1.3 0-1 none 21/12 am 8.0/ 8.5 1.3/ 1.8 1.0/ 1.5 0-1 none : 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 9.7/10.2 1.9/ 2.3 1.2/ 1.7 0-1 minor 20/12 PM 9.3/ 9.8 1.5/ 2.0 0.7/ 1.1 0-1 minor 21/12 am 9.0/ 9.5 1.2/ 1.7 0.7/ 1.2 0-1 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 9.0/ 9.5 1.7/ 2.2 1.3/ 1.8 2-4 minor 20/12 PM 8.7/ 9.2 1.4/ 1.9 0.9/ 1.4 2-4 minor 21/12 am 8.6/ 9.1 1.3/ 1.8 1.0/ 1.5 1-2 none : 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 -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 20/12 am 9.7/10.2 1.8/ 2.3 1.0/ 1.5 2-3 minor 20/12 PM 9.6/10.1 1.7/ 2.1 0.8/ 1.1 2-3 minor 21/01 am 9.3/ 9.8 1.4/ 1.9 0.8/ 1.3 1-2 none : Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. , "Tropical Storm Watch" 145 am EDT Wed Sep 20 2017 1050 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 1050 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 Attn...WFO...box...okx... 1050 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 -- Wednesday Sep.20 17,05:12 AM

Celebrating National Mentoring Month with Leg. William "Doc" Spencer

Every child has hopes and dreams. Mentoring brings caring adults together with children in need through safe and effective programs.

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Students along with their mentors and Leg. Spencer, celebrate "Thank Your Mentor Day" on January 19th.

Photo by: Office of Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer.

Huntington Station, NY - January 23, 2017 - Every child has hopes and dreams. Mentoring brings caring adults together with children in need through safe and effective programs.  By being a consistent adult presence in a young person’s life, mentors can help a young person navigate challenges, offer advice and share life experiences. Research has shown that children who have caring adults in their lives have a better chance of staying in school, out of gangs and away from drugs.  It is for these reasons and more that Suffolk County Legislator William “Doc” Spencer has sponsored a weekly Mentoring Program at the Tri-Community Youth Agency since he took office in 2012.

“Mentoring gives a young person the ability to see his or her own talents, the support to pursue them and a sense of life’s possibilities.” stated Legislator Spencer. “When youth receive reliable encouragement and guidance, it has the power to open doors to new opportunities. I am so pleased with the positive impact this program has had on the young people who currently attend and I am truly grateful to the Mentors who dedicate their time, talent and support on a weekly basis.”


Pictured: Mentors and mentees during a group outing to Outback Steakhouse in December 2016. Photo by Office of Suffolk County Leg. William R. Spencer.

“The students in this program have grown tremendously since becoming involved,” stated Tri-CYA Executive Director, Debbie Rimler. “They have participated on a consistent basis and some have been in the program for all eight years, barely ever missing a meeting. This speaks volumes to the work that the mentors have done. The mentees have heard presentations, attended field trips, but most importantly have had the gift of having adults listen to them, and support them throughout their formative years. The mentors and youth meet each week to share events from their lives, play games, have a snack, and have positive attention and sincere adults interested in their well-being. Thank you to Legislator Spencer for his support of this vital program.”

Angela, a student at Huntington High School who has been part of the program for the past 3 years said she “Considers mentoring her family away from home.” Alisha, also a student from Huntington High School who has attended since 2013 shared, “mentoring can be anywhere as long as we are together.”

Retired teacher, Diane Walsh says that the Mentoring Program gives her a sense of purpose.  “Retiring after 30 years in public education, I found the Mentoring Program.  I could work with young people, exploring their ideas, answering their questions and providing support for their endeavors. What could be better than working with such a special group, learning and bonding each week?”  

Jerene Weitman said, “Six years ago a neighbor invited me to consider becoming a mentor at the Tri-CYA.  I had retired from public school music teaching and was still giving private flute lessons in my home studio.  I wasn’t sure I had the skills to be a meaningful mentor but decided to give it a try, and soon learned that my life experience was more than enough to help guide those young people through the challenges of their difficult lives.  For me, our weekly sessions are special times of sharing the week’s events and concerns.  We have become an extended family that provides a safe, caring place for the young people to grow socially, emotionally and academically.  Over the years I have watched some of our mentees become transformed from troubled middle schoolers into beautifully functioning teens and young adults. The satisfaction of helping contribute to that change keeps me involved year after year."

National Mentoring Month is an annual designation observed throughout the month of January to raise awareness to mentoring in various forms.  It celebrates the meaningful connections made through mentoring that positively affect the lives of both young people and their mentors. Research shows that children who participate in a mentoring program are more likely see improvements academically and socially, and the mentors who work with them are able build upon their leadership and management skills, while giving back to their community in a significant way. (www.serve.gov/mentoring)

  • Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class.
  • Seventy-six percent at-risk young adults who had a mentor aspire to enroll in and graduate from college versus half of at-risk young adults who never had a mentor.
  • Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.