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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 310 miles south of New York City NY or about 360 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 36.3N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 10 degrees at 8 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located off the North Carolina and Virginia coast will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Flash 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 and canals may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience 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. * WIND: Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering the surf zone. Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Localized minor flooding, inundation of 1 ft or less, along vulnerable coastal and shoreline locales of the Great South Bay of Long Island and Jamaica Bay, Lower NY/NJ Harbor, Coastal CT, Coastal Westchester, and Gardiners Bay during times of high tide Friday afternoon into Friday Night.

Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day: Show Your Love

With Valentine's Day less than a week away, we need to reflect if we have made a reservation for Valentine's Day. There is still time! Check out one of these locations and take your loved ...

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Valentine's Day is named after St. Valentine and traditionally celebrated as a day of romantic love. It is reasoned that this day is associated with the advent of spring.

It is traditional for Valentine's Day for couples to exchange chocolate, cards, and flowers. But, many couples like to enjoy a night out at a nice restaurant to enjoy good food and company.

Valentine's Day falls on a Friday this year and many couples have a chance to do something romantic next weekend. Many restaurants offer a variety of meals for all different prices. 

So make your reservations as soon as possible.

  • Perfecto Mundo - Commack
    From butternut squash soup and oven roasted Chilan Sea Bass, Perfecto Mundo will add perfection to your Valentine's Day with their 3-course meal.
  • Blackstone Steakhouse - Melville
    Dine at Long Island's premiere steakhouse with your loved one and experience a memorable Valentine's Day dinner. Sip on some of their wine which has won the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence five years in a row while eating their fine foods. 
  • Captain Bills Restaurant - Bay Shore
    Enjoy an evening out with your sweetheart as you both indulge in appetizers, entrees and desserts on their special Valentine's Day menu.
  • H2O - Smithtown
    Their seafood inspired menu for the Valentine's Day weekend will please any couple. Be sure to end off your meal with dark chocolate chiffon cake or their white chocolate pistachio cake with raspberry mousse.
  • 21 Main Prime Steak House - Sayville
    This steak house is located in a historic mansion on Montauk Highway, an ideal setting for the perfect Valentine's Day dinner. Choose from a delectable appetizer to start your night off, then enjoy anything from seabass to stuffed shrimp for your main course.
  • La Volpe Ristorante - Center Moriches
    For just $60 a person, enjoy their special Valentine's Day menu which features Mozzarella Buffala as one of the appetizers and anything from Chilean Sea Bass to Pork Osso Bucco for your entree. 
  • Insignia Steakhouse - Smithtown
    ​Enjoy an incredible Valentine's Day dining experience with your honey by choosing from one of their 45 day dry aged steaks and chops for your meal or stuffed jumbo shrimp, diver sea scallops and more!
  • Hudson's Mill - Massapequa
    Valentine's Day date night featuring a three course dinner with a choice of soup or salad, a bottle of wine from their Date Night Wine list, coffee and dessert for $59.00 per couple. 

So, where are you taking a loved one this Valentine's day? Tell us in the comments below!