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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

Super Fun Super Bowl Snacks

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Dips, rolls, and treats galore to keep your guests full during the big game!

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This year, impress your guests with Super Bowl snacks that are not only delicious, but homemade!  Be sure to stock up on your favorite chips, cheeses, and crescent rolls - you'll see from these recipes that they are quite versatile, and can be used in numerous combinations to give life to your favorite treats and dips. Also, do not forget the drinks, and have a variety ready for the drinkers and non-drinkers at your house. Pre-heat your oven, and get your game on!

Pepperoni Roll-Ups

Ingredients:

  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • About 40 slices of pepperoni
  • 4 pieces of mozzarella string cheese, cut in half
  • Garlic powder
  • Pizza sauce

Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, then open the crescent rolls and being unrolling them and separate into 8 triangles. Place 5 pieces of pepperoni on top of each crescent roll, then put half of a string cheese stick on top of each triangle and roll it all up.  For more flavor, sprinkle garlic powder on top of each roll-up.  Put rolls on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve with warm pizza sauce.
 

Jalapeno Poppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup minced jalapenos

Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a cookie sheet or cover it with foil. Combine jalapenos and cream cheese together in a small bowl and set aside.  Open the crescent roll can and separate the rolls long-ways along the perforation so that you have 2 sheets of crescent rolls with 4 rolls in each sheet. Pinch the perforations together on each of the two sheets so that you form two continuous crescent roll sheets. Divide the cream cheese mixture into equal halves, and spread evenly over both crescent roll sheets. Roll each up from the short end to make a2 long cream cheese rolls, then cut each roll into 12-16 pieces.  Place each one on your cookie sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes. Serve warm.
 

Cheesy Potato Slices

Ingredients:

  • 1 large russet potato, washed and cut into 1/8 inch rounds
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups shredded jack cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped into crumbled bits
  • Salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lay out potato slices on a paper towel-lined surface.   Make sure the slices are dry by patting them with another paper towel.  Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Spread out the potato slices on the baking sheet, and spray an additional layer of cooking spray on the potatoes. Sprinkle cheese and bacon crumbles on each potato slice.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, then add a dash of salt and allow to cool for five minutes.  Serve warm.
 

Layered Nacho Dip

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz light sour cream
  • 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 15.5 oz jar salsa
  • 2 cups shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend
  • Tortilla chips

Directions: Put the block of cream cheese in a bowl and mix until smooth, then add sour cream and taco seasoning and stir until well combined.  Spread the mixture evenly on the bottom of a baking dish.  Add a layer of salsa, and then a layer of shredded cheese. Chill until the cheese firms up slightly, then serve with tortilla chips.