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TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding, especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions become unsafe. - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for your area. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes

Brilliant Indoor Birthday Bash Places to Plan Your Party

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Check out these superb spots around the Island perfect for hosting a kid’s birthday bash!

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If your child is a Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces, then you must be used to celebrating their birthday in the colder, Winter months. Although having a Winter birthday does limit you in some ways, it also creates a great opportunity to throw a birthday bash at one of the exhilarating indoor birthday party places on Long Island! From laser tag, to soft play structures, trampolines to cool interactive arenas, indoor birthday party venues on Long Island have it all, and more!

Check out these superb spots around the Island perfect for hosting a kid’s birthday bash!

Great Play of Woodmere
1012 Railroad Avenue, Woodmere, NY 11598
516-314-0500

Great Play of Woodmere caters to ages 1 – 10 and offers three basic birthday party themes, Field Day for ages 3 – 10, Fun and Games for ages 1 – 6 and Multi-Sport for ages 4 – 10, which can all be customized to your child’s interests and preferences. Parties are 90 minutes and they feature an interactive arena, custom photo-greeting, games, awards, activities, pizza, cake and more!

Safari Adventure
1074 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-727-4386

Safari Adventure provides children’s entertainment that is ideal for children ages 1-10. A four-level soft play structure nicknamed “Kilimanjaro” will provide hours of exhilarating fun, huge bouncers will be a blast for your children, and the over 30 arcade and skill games will appeal to children of all ages keeping them busy all party long!

Long Island’s Laser Bounce
2710 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756
516-342-1330

If you’re looking to bounce, play laser tag, stuff your own bear, play games, eat pizza and have a ball at your birthday bash, then Long Island Laser Bounce has the perfect options for you! Whether you go for the Ultimate Party Package or any another package, your child and their peers are sure to have a great time at L.I. Bounce!

Active Kidz
200 Robbins Lane, Jericho, NY 11753
516-621-6600

At Active Kidz they offer two general birthday party packages, Active Play and Laser Tag. Both are an hour and a half long but Active Play includes 30 minutes of Adventure Maze, 30 minutes of Inflatable Fun Zone, Cannonball or Glow in the Dark Dance Fun and 30 minutes in Private Party room while Laser Tag includes 60 minutes of Laser Tag and 30 minutes in Private Party room. You can add extras too like rock climbing, face painting, lazer frenzy, treasure hunts, character visits and more!

Air Trampoline Sports
1850 Lakeland Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-619-6000

Let the kids jump sky high and have a fabulous time at Air Trampoline Sports! Party packages include plenty of jump time, a private dodge ball game for the group, a free T-shirt and jump pass for the birthday boy or girl, pizza and drinks for every jumper!