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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 770 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 850 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 30.7N 80.1W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 13 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across Long Island, southern Westchester and southern Connecticut, and the New York City and New Jersey Metro areas. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeast New Jersey, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. 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. - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings. * TORNADOES: Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for January 4 through January 6

See what's in store on Long Island for entertainment in the New Year!

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The New Year has kick-started more entertainment on Long Island! On Friday, start on your New Year’s resolution to a healthy you with a chair exercise class at Elmont Memorial Library. During the evening, enjoy a winter cabaret performance at St. Joseph’s College by Productions Over the Rainbow or a night of comedy at Governors Comedy at The Brokerage in Bellmore.  On Saturday, take part in the First Hike of the Year at Caleb Smith State Park. Two plays are also running on Saturday, including Alice in Wonderland at BayWay Arts Center and Doubt: A Parable at Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts. On Sunday, head over to Freeport Memorial Library to enjoy the holiday songs of the season. Hauppauge Library is also hosting an event on how to make delicious hors d’oeuvres suitable for Super Bowl Sunday and there will also be samples. St. Boniface Lindenhurst is also hosting a cappella concert as a fundraiser. Check out the details below!


Who: Chair Exercise Class At Elmont Memorial Library
Info: The New Year means new resolutions. Get started on your health by joining in on this chair exercise class. It’s led by volunteer instructions Millie Danko, Millie Gorlick and Juang Thornhill. Coffee will also be served. The program is sponsored by the Federation of Organizations.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM at Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont – (516) 354-5280 x 1002

Who: Winter Cabaret “Broadway through the Decades” At St. Joseph’s College
Info: The winter cabaret is performed by Productions Over the Rainbow. It runs January 4 to 5.
Cost: $25 For Adults; $20 For Seniors and Students
Time & Place: 7:30PM at O’Connor Hall at St. Joseph’s College, 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue – (631) 696-6817

Who: Crazy Women Of Comedy At Governors Comedy At The Brokerage In Bellmore
Info: Enjoy an evening of laughter with local female comedians Irene Bremis, Tracy Tedesco, Jessica Stern and Kathy Arnold. The show is hosted by Jackie Cheng. A two beverage minimum per person is required at the table.
Cost: $12 Admission
Time & Place: Door Opens At 9:45PM, Show Begins At 10:30PM at Governors Comedy at The Brokerage In Bellmore, 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore – (516) 781-5233


Who: First Hike Of The New Year At Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Info: Take this opportunity to discover nature in the winter. Smith State Park Preserve is one of two state nature preserves on Long Island. Registration is required. Everyone is asked to dress accordingly to weather.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown – (631) 265-1054

Who: Alice In Wonderland At BayWay Arts Center
Info: Enjoy this classic as the main character Alice adventures in Wonderland. You’ll find her chasing the White Rabbit, racing with the Dodo Bird and beating the Queen of Hearts at her own game.
Cost: $10 For Advance Ticket; $12 For Ticket At The Door
Time & Place: 2PM at BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main Street, East Islip, East Islip – (631) 581-2700

Who: Doubt: A Parable At Merrick Theatre And Center For The Arts
Info:  This drama mystery production is a play taking place in 1964 at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx. A nun confronts a priest after suspecting he sexually abused a student. The play continues through January 27.
Cost: $20 For Adults; $17 For Seniors and Students
Time & Place: 8PM at Merrick Theatre And Center For The Arts, 222 Hewlett Avenue, Merrick – (516) 868-6400


Who: Songs Of The Season At Freeport Memorial Library
Info: The winter holidays are complete with musical celebrations. Enjoy a multicultural musical celebration with songs sung in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, German, Swedish, and Yoruban. Guitarists and singers Robin Greenstein and Cecilia Kirkland will be present.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 2:30PM at Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport – (516) 379-3274

Who: Fundraising Cappella Concert At St. Boniface Lindenhurst
Info: The Binghamton A Capell Group performs a live concert. It’s a family friendly fundraising event. The event is open to people of all or no religion. This is the third year the live concert is being held.
Cost: $15 For Adults; $10 For Children Under 12
Time & Place: 4PM At St. Boniface Lindenhurst, 100 46th Street, Lindenhurst – (631) 957-2666

Who: Super Bowl Hors D’oeuvres Treats At Hauppauge Library
Info: Join Chef Rob Scott as he demonstrates and provides samples of innovative and delicious hors d’oeuvres for Super Bowl Sunday’s in 2013.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6:30PM at Hauppauge Library, 601 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge – (631) 979-1600

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