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ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * 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 540 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 620 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 33.8N 78.5W - Storm Intensity 85 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 22 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Hurricane Isaias, located off the coast of North Carolina, will continue to move to north-northeast tonight along the coast. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. 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. Additionally, a few tornadoes are possible. Locally heavy rainfall 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 New York City Metro, Long Island, northeast New Jersey, southern portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, and southeast Connecticut. 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 into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across New Jersey, New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley, and portions of southeastern Connecticut. 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: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area 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: Protect against 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * TORNADOES: Protect against 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.

Valentine's Day For Men Only - What NOT To Do!

Dateline: 02/02/00 Valentine's Day is almost here, and I thought the men (women too) would appreciate a guide to what NOT to do or buy for their wife, girlfriend, or lover. Chances are your special ...

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Dateline: 02/02/00

Valentine's Day is almost here, and I thought the men (women too) would appreciate a guide to what NOT to do or buy for their wife, girlfriend, or lover. Chances are your special mate has already dropped you tons of hints, if you were listening closely, but if not, follow these simple rules and your life will be extremely easier.

1. Never, and I mean never, buy an electrical appliance or tool for Valentine's Day. This rule also applies to other holidays, such as Birthday's, Mother's Day, and Christmas. Simply put, if it plugs in or runs on batteries don't buy it.

2. If you're contemplating clothing, including lingerie, make sure you know her size. If you buy it too small, she'll think she's too fat. If you buy it too big, she'll think you think she's too fat.

3. Don't give her money and tell her to buy what she wants. I believe there's a movement to make this one grounds for a divorce. Oh, she'll spend the money, but you won't get credit for the present. Now you can take her shopping, but never just hand her a credit card and send her off on her own.

4. Don't get anyone else to buy the present for you. There is an invisible network of women, and somehow someday she will find out and you will pay dearly.

5. Don't be late with the present. Make sure whatever you do or give her, gets there in time. With the commercialization of our holidays, "I didn't realize it was Valentine's Day" doesn't wash. They have had Valentine's stuff on the shelves since the day after Christmas.

6. Don't turn the television or computer on. Spend some time with your loved one. Women enjoy talking and sharing. Give her your undivided attention and if there's some game or sport on TV, tape it to watch another day, and don't sulk about it. Most women have the uncanny ability to read your mind or to think they can.

7. Cards-Romantic or Humorous? This advice comes straight from a man. "Men don't read cards. We could really care less what they say. The first line tells you if it's mushy enough or not. Men DO read humorous cards. So if you get a humorous card from a man AT LEAST HE SPENT THE TIME TO READ IT AND REALLY PICK ONE OUT. So, just tell them men to pick out a mushy card like they always do (without reading and without any thought other than...yup..looks mushy..she'll love it")."I wouldn't have quite put it that way, but you get the idea.

Remember, when all else fails...candy, flowers and perfume are good.

That about sums it up. Follow these few guidelines, and you might enjoy Valentine's Day as much as she does.