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"Hurricane Statement" This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watches remain in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast connecticut** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northern Middlesex, northern New London, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, southern New London, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 360 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 350 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.0n 71.3w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 360 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track northward through the western Atlantic waters through mid week, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system looks to be close enough for potential impacts, including tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, and locally heavy rainfall. The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also likely along with dangerous surf. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across tidal portions of southeast New York and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered or isolated power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - rivers, small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures. 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 noon EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. 520 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watches remain in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast connecticut** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northern Middlesex, northern New London, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, southern New London, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 360 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 350 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.0n 71.3w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 360 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track northward through the western Atlantic waters through mid week, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system looks to be close enough for potential impacts, including tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, and locally heavy rainfall. The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also likely along with dangerous surf. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across tidal portions of southeast New York and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered or isolated power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - rivers, small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures. 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 noon EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. 520 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watches remain in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast connecticut** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northern Middlesex, northern New London, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, southern New London, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 360 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 350 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.0n 71.3w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 360 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track northward through the western Atlantic waters through mid week, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system looks to be close enough for potential impacts, including tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, and locally heavy rainfall. The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also likely along with dangerous surf. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across tidal portions of southeast New York and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered or isolated power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - rivers, small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures. 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 noon EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. 520 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watches remain in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast connecticut** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northern Middlesex, northern New London, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, southern New London, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 360 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 350 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.0n 71.3w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 360 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track northward through the western Atlantic waters through mid week, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system looks to be close enough for potential impacts, including tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, and locally heavy rainfall. The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also likely along with dangerous surf. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across tidal portions of southeast New York and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered or isolated power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - rivers, small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures. 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 noon EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. , "Tropical Storm Watch" 1058 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 755 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 755 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 755 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 Attn...WFO...box...okx... 459 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 459 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 -- Tuesday Sep.19 17,11:12 AM

William Floyd Career & Technical Education Graduates Ready for the Future

"These students have an advantage going into their careers or courses of study."

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Pictured are members of the William Floyd High School Class of 2017 Medical Assisting program.

Photo by: William Floyd School District

Mastic Beach, NY, June 29, 2017 – William Floyd High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) students performed well on the rigorous National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) certification exams (written and clinical performance) with a nearly 80 percent passing rate for all academies, which includes two academies with 100 percent passing rates – Medical Assisting and Culinary Arts. In total, 91 out of 116 students in all academies – automotive technology, business, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts and medical assisting – passed the rigorous examinations and earned a Career and Technical Education Cord to wear at graduation.
 
“Passing the rigorous NOCTI examination earns students the ability to gain employment to an entry-level position in their field of study or earn college credit equivalency,” said Karen Poidomani, CTE Chairperson and business teacher, William Floyd High School. “These students have an advantage going into their careers or courses of study.”
 
As a result of passing the NOCTI exam, Medical Assisting students are now eligible for employment as certified medical assistants (CMAs) in New York State under the direction of a physician in any health care facility such as a hospital, doctor’s office, specialty clinics and more. Additionally nearly 75 percent of medical assisting students (20 of 27) passed the National MedCA (Medical Career Assessments) certification exam, which qualifies them  for employment as a CMA anywhere in the United States. Jason McKay, one of the Medical Assisting teachers along with Rhonda DeTrano, LPN, noted that many of their students have already secured interviews or employment.
 
At William Floyd, students have a plethora of opportunities in the CTE fields of automotive technology, business, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts and medical assisting; beginning next year William Floyd will offer an additional section of medical assisting as well as two new programs – barbering and small engine repair.