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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

Feb 20 is Love Your Pet Day! Where to Adopt a Pet if You Don’t Already Have One

LongIsland.com

Consider one of these animal shelters for finding your next pet.

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This Friday is Love Your Pet Day. For all those pet owners out there, make sure that February 20 is an extra-special day for your furry friends.
 
Don’t have a pet to spoil? Maybe it’s time to look into pet adoption. There are many animal shelters and adoption centers throughout Long Island where you will be sure to find your next pet.
 
Almost Home Animal Rescue and Adoption
1521 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia
631-627-3665
 
Animal Lovers League
40 Shore Road, Glen Cove
516-676-5913
 
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
90 Daniel’s Hole Road, Wainscott
631-537-0400
 
Bid-A-Wee Wantagh
300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh 
516-785-4079
 
Bid-A-Wee West Hampton
118 Old Country Road, Westhampton
631-325-0200
 
Bobbi & the Strays
2 Rider Place, Freeport
516-378-4340
 
Grateful Greyhounds
PO Box 6098, North Babylon
516-735-5070
 
Kent Animal Shelter
2259 River Road, Calverton
631-727-5731
 
Last Hope Animal Shelter
3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh 
631-425-1884
 
Long Beach Humane Society
3644 Long Beach Road, Oceanside
516-889-7387
 
Long Island Feline Adoption Center
138 East Main Street, Smithtown
631-360-3611
 
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue
PO Box 566, Plainview
516-578-3803
 
Long Island Grey Hound Transfer (L.I.G.H.T.)
89 Pengon Circle, East Meadow
516-378-4340
 
Long Island Shetland Sheepdog Rescue
2 Bandix Lane, Stony Brook
631-873-5776
 
New York Ferrets Rights Advocacy
94 Jeffrey Lane 94, Oceanside
516-536-6615
 
North Fork Animal Welfare League
Peconic Lane, Peconic
631-765-1811
 
North Shore Animal League
25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington
516-883-7575
 
Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
608 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station
631-473-6333
 
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation
102 Old River Road, Hampton Bays
631-728-7387
 
Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
51 Lamar Street, West Babylon
631-643-9270
 
Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
300 Horseblock Road, Brookhaven
631-286-4940
 
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh
516-785-5220
 
Town of Huntington Animal Shelter/Adoption Center
104 Deposit Road, East Northport
631-754-8722
 
Town of Islip Animal Shelter
210 South Denver Avenue, Bay Shore
631-224-5660
 
Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter
150 Miller Place, Syosset
516-677-5784
 
Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter
210 East Main Street, Smithtown
631-360-7575
 
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