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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

New Group Buying Site with a Twist Offers Local Automotive Deals for the Average Driver

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WheelsNeedDeals.com is more than a group buying website; as well as offering local deals on automotive services and products for the average driver, WheelsNeedDeals is dedicated to educating the automotive consumer.

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Plainview, NY (PRWEB) January 09, 2012

WheelsNeedDeals.com (WheelsNeedDeals, LLC) is the first local group buying daily deal website for average car owners. WheelsNeedDeals allows automotive consumers to subscribe and take advantage of deals on all of their automotive needs. Subscribers will be able to take advantage of great local deals on auto repair, oil changes, car washes, car inspections, tires, driving schools, and much more as of the site's official launch in February 2012.

The founders of WheelsNeedDeals are using their combined knowledge and experience from years of working in the automotive and tech industries as the foundation for this new automotive business model to benefit automotive consumers at the retail level. Their areas of automotive expertise come from years of working in their respective industries which include: auto body, tires, and car dealerships.

WheelsNeedDeals.com will strictly be a local automotive group buying site. Customers will be able to take advantage of deals at a discount of up to 70% off of standard retail prices at local businesses within their communities; thus, stimulating their local economies. This will insure a level of trust between automotive consumers and automotive products/ service providers. Customers can save even more money by taking advantage of the "Early Bird Bonus" by buying a deal before it goes active on WheelsNeedDeals.com.

WheelsNeedDeals.com will cater to the average everyday driver who wants to save money on costly car maintenance. "In this economy many consumers are neglecting car care and don't want to pay for routine car maintenance. WheelsNeedDeals.com makes it possible for consumers to take care of all of their car maintenance needs at a fraction of the standard retail price, from reputable merchants in their area," explains WheelsNeedDeals.com Co-founder, Jared Kugel.

All featured merchants are handpicked by the WheelsNeedDeals team based on quality, customer service, and reputation within their community. If the customer is new to an area or looking to find a new auto service provider, they can rest assured that they will find great deals at reputable businesses. In an effort to enhance consumer knowledge, "Car Care Tips" will be provided on a regular basis. For example: how to tell if you need new tires just by using a quarter. If a consumer can't find a deal they're looking for, there will be a tool that can help customize a deal for their particular needs. Subscribe at http://www.WheelsNeedDeals.com now for an additional 5% off of your first purchase.

In addition, WheelsNeedDeals.com will feature a Q & A section where users can ask questions relating to automotive products and services and other users within the WheelsNeedDeals community can respond with their answers. Users can then vote on the top answer per each question. The Q & A section will help automotive consumers get answers to important car care questions so they will know whether their car needs to see the services of a mechanic or if their current mechanic is "ripping them off".

Because the WheelsNeedDeals staff prides themselves in looking out for the customer, they will be readily available with live support to give the consumer any help they may need.

WheelsNeedDeals.com will certainly be coming to your area as they will be expanding into NYC (5 boroughs), Long Island, Westchester, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and more.

About WheelsNeedDeals.com:
WheelsNeedDeals.com provides daily deals on automotive services that the average driver needs to maintain their car. For more information and to subscribe, visit http://www.wheelsneeddeals.com.

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