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TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT * 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 1-3 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

Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, February 4 -12.

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HARRISBURG--Adding to its already impressive list of family-fun activities, the 2006 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show presented by Field & Stream and Outdoor Life, February 4-12, State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA, will feature NASCAR-type ...

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HARRISBURG--Adding to its already impressive list of family-fun activities, the 2006 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show presented by Field & Stream and Outdoor Life, February 4-12, State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA, will feature NASCAR-type racing simulators, a new interactive gaming pavilion, and a trick-shooting archer.

"We're always looking for ways to make the Show more family friendly. This year's entertainment additions are activities that mom, dad, and the kids can experience together and have a lot of fun," says Sandy Pochapin, Marketing Director for the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show.

The Nextel Experience Ever wonder what it's like to weave through traffic at 150 mph? This is your chance to experience the excitement of speed! The Nextel Experience allows participants to race against each other or against famous NASCAR driving legends in true-to-life simulators. Interactive Gaming Pavilion

The Interactive Gaming Pavilion is a dynamic indoor video game and PC environment. Located in the Equine Hall, this attraction will feature games from XBOX, PS2, THQ, Activision, Rock Star, Infrogrames and more! There will be 20 game ports, plus a large screen monitor port, featuring games rated in E (everyone), T (teen) and C (children) categories.

Randy Oitker: Watch Randy Oitker shoot a bow and you'll be amazed at how someone so young can be so good. This 18-year-old, two-time North American Bowhunter and three-time NABH Shooter_ will perform three shows daily of amazing trick shooting with a compound bow!

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Great Elk Tour: The Great Elk Tour is the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's premier traveling conservation exhibit. And this year they're back show-casing all NEW mounts of the largest and most unique bull elk in the world. The Great Elk Tour is a must see for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts! The Great Lakes Timber Show

Enjoy a hilarious, nostalgic look into the past, as professional lumberjacks provide a unique blend of sport, history and comedy that's fun for the whole family. Watch them compete daily at axe throwing, axe chopping and chain saw versus two man buck saw, plus perform chain saw carving and springboard chopping demonstrations. And this year they'll be log rolling on roller skates!_

For more information check out their website www.laughsandlures.com . Exotic Animal Adventures
Exotic Animal Adventures is an educational and fascinating animal display featuring two grizzly bears, two adult tigers, a gray wolf and a variety of small mammals and reptiles These animals have appeared on The Regis and Kelly Show, The Today Show_and National Geographic Explorer!

Taste of the Outdoors On Tuesday, February 7, from 5 to 8 PM, students from the culinary school at Harrisburg Area Community College will be cooking up a variety of delectable game and game fish recipes in the Small Arena. Come sample these wonderful treats and learn some new cooking techniques!

The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show is the largest consumer event of its kind in North America. Attracting outdoor sports enthusiasts from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Washington DC to view hunting and fishing products, plan outdoor sport and camping vacations, shop for fishing boats, RVs, SUVs, motorcycles and ATVs, and participate in a wide range of sport-related contests and family entertainment offerings.

For more information, or to buy tickets on-line, visit our website at www.easternsportshow.com or call 800-511-8376. Online tickets are on sale now.

NEW DATES & HOURS
February 4-12, 2006
Saturdays _9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sundays __10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mondays - Fridays_ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sponsors: Field & Stream and Outdoor Life are registered trademarks of Time4 Outdoors, a division of TIME, Inc., used under license. Chevy is the Official Truck; Bass Pro Shop is the Official Retailer; Yamaha is the Official ATV.