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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 240 miles south of New York City NY or about 300 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 37.4N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 50 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 10 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located just east of the southern Delmarva Peninsula, will move northward along the coast towards the area today, making landfall near the New York City area tonight. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions today into tonight. 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: - 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. * 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. * 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 this afternoon into tonight.

Therapy is more common than you think!

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It is estimated that approximately 75 percent of all patients who visit a primary care physician have a psychological component to their initial complaint. 48 percent of all Americans between the ages of 15 and ...

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It is estimated that approximately 75 percent of all patients who visit a primary care physician have a psychological component to their initial complaint.
48 percent of all Americans between the ages of 15 and 54 will experience a psychological disorder during their lifetime.
According to recent data, in any one year, one in four Americans will have a mental disorder ( a serious diagnosable disorder) or a mental health problem (a less serious emotional problem ). Of those people, only 28 percent of them will seek treatment.
5-10 percent of Americans will have a depression in a one year period.
According to the Surgeon General's 2000 year report 15 percent of the population will use some form of mental health services during the year ( 8 percent for a mental disorder and 7 percent for a mental health problem).
The Surgeon General's report also indicated that 21 percent of children aged 9-17 will receive some mental health services in a year.
Short term, cognitively based psychological interventions have been found to reduce depression and anxiety. The Office of Scientific Information found that 70%-90% of panic disorder patients report significant improvement after therapy. In another study, 70% of depressed patients found relief after an average of only 9 sessions. Studies of substance abusers who receive treatment have reported less absenteeism and increased income.
Psychologists help patients cope with medical problems, develop healthy behaviors, cope with stress and improve their quality of life.
Breast cancer patients who participated in group therapy survived longer than those who did not participate in a group.
Therapy for patients helps in reducing the negative effects of chronic pain.
Pre-surgical counseling has been found to reduce complications and patients' medication usage.
Diabetic adolescents are able to maintain better discipline of their diet and medication when they participate in therapy programs.
**** Data taken from APA Practice Directorate and Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General--Executive Summary