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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

Hot Spots: Great Food, Hockey, Music and More in the Latest Weekly Watch

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Long Island has been dumped with over a foot of snow during the past week, but entertainment on the Island keeps on going! Check out all the hot spots here!

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It’s been an eventful month with two winter storms hitting Long Island. The latest storm Winter Storm Janus dumped as much as 13 inches of snow in some areas of Long Island, but with that behind us check out all the hot spots in store for the week! There’s great food to enjoy, hockey games, movies and music entertainment! Find all the hot spots on Long Island here!

MONDAY – JANUARY 27, 2013

Who: Taste Of Long Island At The Carltun At Eisenhower Park
Info: This event features Long Island’s finest in the food industry! Enjoy goods from restaurants, wineries, bakeries and more. Proceeds from this event go to the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect.
Cost: $100
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 8:30PM at The Carltun at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 521-2628

Who: Hockey – Islanders Vs. Boston Bruins At Nassau Coliseum
Info: Enjoy a game of hockey as the New York Islanders take on the Boston Bruins!
Cost: Prices Vary
Time & Place: 7PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (631) 423-7611

TUESDAY – JANURARY 28, 2013

Who: Every Which Way With Clay At Art League Of Long Island
Info: Enjoy an exhibit of ceramics by Art League of Long Island’s ceramics instructors and students.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9AM to 9PM at Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills – (631) 462-5011

Who: Movie – Short Term 12 At Brookhaven Library
Info: The film is about Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker, and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason. But Grace's own difficult past - and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself - throws her into unforeseen confusion, made sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility, a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.
Cost: Free Event                                                                     
Time & Place: 2PM at Brookhaven Library, 273 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven – (631) 286-1923

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 29, 2014

Who: Islanders Vs. New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium
Info: Enjoy a game of hockey as the New York Islanders take on the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium during the Stadium Series!
Cost: Prices Vary
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (631) 423-7611

Who: John Fogerty At The Paramount
Info: John Fogerty is a founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fogerty’s solo releases include ‘Centerfield’ and ‘Blue Moon Swamp.’ He’s now back on the road for his recent release, ‘Revival.’
Cost: $64.50 to $149.50
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

THURSDAY – JANUARY 30, 2014

Who: Dancercise At Levittown Library
Info: Come and enjoy dancercising to popular tunes every Thursday through February 27.
Cost: $18
Time & Place: 7PM at Levittown Library, One Bluegrass Lane, Levittown – (516) 731-5728

Who: Marshall Crenshaw And The Bottle Rockets At YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
Info:  Enjoy songs by these singer-songwriter-guitarists whose music reflects on Neil Young, Woody Guthrie and The Replacements.
Cost: $40
Time & Place: 8PM at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main Street, Bayshore – (631) 969-1101

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