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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 17,05:00 AM

Dental Smiles 4 Kids of Centereach Holds Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

High-tech pediatric dental office set to serve the dental needs of the children of the Town of Brookhaven.

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To mark the occasion of opening his Centereach office’s doors, Dr. K and the staff of Dental Smiles 4 Kids recently held a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Photo by: Chris Boyle

Centereach, NY - May 22, 2017 – When it comes to overall barometer of your well-being, there’s nothing more important than having a healthy set of choppers…especially if you’re a kid. The younger set of Centereach and its surrounding areas have long been neglected in this regard, but that’s all about to change with the recent grand opening of Dental Smiles 4 Kids.

Located at 7 Mark Tree Road, Dental Smiles 4 Kids is owned and operated by Dr. Tsivas Kourtsounis – or Dr. K, as he prefers to be called – and offers a wealth of pediatric dentistry experience and expertise to youngsters and – most importantly – their teeth.


Dental Smiles 4 Kids is owned and operated by Dr. Tsivas Kourtsounis – or Dr. K, as he prefers to be called. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle

Dr. K resides in Rockville Centre with his wife and his son, and owns other Dental Smiles 4 Kids locations in Astoria, Whitestone, and Ronkonkoma; however, he said, he will be spending the lion’s share of his time tending to his new Centereach office, getting to know the neighborhood and the families in it.

“Whenever we open up one of our pediatric dental offices, we do so because we see a need in the community for children to have a dental home,” he said. “Many of these children end up going to general dentist’s office, which is fine, but a pediatric dentist is a specialist only deals with children, infants, and toddlers. I'm able to give them the proper education, nutritional advice, and care that they truly need.”


Dental Smiles 4 Kids features a friendly and lush design depicting vibrant jungle environments and animals. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle

Dr. K boasts some impressive credentials; he’s a graduate of the Maryland University Dental School and attended Mount Sinai Medical Center for Pediatric Dentistry. He's been serving other local communities for years, and now he's brought what he refers to as a "dental home" to the youth of Centereach.


Dental Smiles 4 Kids features four operatory rooms where children can get fillings and other treatments. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle

Children – and a great many adults as well – often find themselves gripped with terror at the very notion of seeing a dentist; however, Dr. K's patients will quickly find those fears allayed once they step through his door. The Centereach office of Dental Smiles 4 Kids features a friendly and lush design depicting vibrant jungle environments and animals, with numerous wall-sized murals painstakingly rendered by a professional painter. The office features for four hygiene bays for cleanings, and four operatory rooms where children can get fillings and other treatments. Each room has multiple entertainment options to help set kids at ease, including television sets and video games.

“I chose this design specifically for my office to provide a relaxing atmosphere and to reduce kids’ anxiety,” he said. “I wanted to make this more of a playful environment. When you come into a sterile environment with single color walls, it could be a little stressful, so we found a great painter named Mary who has done work at our other offices. It’s a fun, soothing environment, and when kids come here they aren't scared…but if they are, the next time they come they're feeling a lot better.”


Dental Smiles 4 Kids' office is covered with numerous wall-sized murals painstakingly rendered by a professional painter. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle

To mark the occasion of opening his Centereach office’s doors, Dr. K recently held a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony, replete with numerous politicians and civic leaders in attendance to help welcome their newest business to the neighborhood. Among them was Town of Brookhaven Councilman Kevin LaValle, who noted that the well-being of his constituents’ young is among his highest priorities.

“This is fantastic. Anything that we can do for the kids in our community is always a great thing,” he said. “Just walking around and looking at the Dental Smiles 4 Kids facility, I wish I was a little kid again with all of the toys and the new TVs. Obviously this facility is going to have many strong benefits to the community.”


Town of Brookhaven Councilman Kevin LaValle (far left) and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore (far right) present Dr. K and his team with certificates of congratulations on the opening of his Centereach office. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle

Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore (R-4th District) echoed those sentiments, saying that the dental health of children is an often overlooked concern; one that Dr. K and his staff should be more than able to address.

“I want to Welcome Dental Smiles 4 Kids here to Centereach. It's the first pediatric dentistry clinic here in the district, and we all know it's important that we take care of our children, particularly their teeth,” he said. “From what I hear, we have a great dentist here in Dr. K, who's wonderful with children...he's got a great staff here, and from what I can see kids are going to be very comfortable while having their teeth taken care of. It's going to be a wonderful – and very entertaining – place to bring your children.”


Each room has multiple entertainment options to help set kids at ease, including television sets and video games. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle

Dr. K pointed out that the youth of Centereach were greatly underserved when it came to dentistry options focusing on children; as a matter of fact, the opening of his office represents the first such resource of its kind in the area, filling an important need in the community.

“Centereach doesn't have a pediatric dental office in the area. Sure, you can drive four, five miles to go somewhere else, but why shouldn't a community like this have a facility where kids can come and tour the place and get a proper education?" he said. “This is going to be great...I think the community needs it. We’ll be doing school tours, we’ll be providing information at fairs, and we accept and participate in most insurance plans, so we're going to be very accessible.”


Dental Smiles 4 Kids is located at 7 Mark Tree Road and is Centereach's first pediatric dental office. Photo Credit: Chris Boyle

While not only priding himself on being a dedicated and innovative dentist, Dr. K also surrounds himself with the very best in staff as well, ensuring that anyone that visits his office will receive top-notch, private office-style care at an affordable price.

“Basically, this is going to be a gorgeous office that really is going to serve the community, and honestly, working with kids is fun and exciting for me, personally,” he said. “We're very excited to serve the Centereach community and its surrounding towns.”

Visit www.dentalsmiles4kids.com to learn more.