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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

Long Island Railroad Museum Opens for the Season

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THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND OPENS THE RIVERHEAD MUSEUM SITE FOR 2006 VISITOR SEASON Riverhead, NY, February 19, 2006. The Trustees of the Railroad Museum of Long Island (RMLI) are pleased to ...

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THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND OPENS THE RIVERHEAD MUSEUM SITE FOR 2006 VISITOR SEASON

Riverhead, NY, February 19, 2006. The Trustees of the Railroad Museum of Long Island (RMLI) are pleased to announce the opening dates and times of the 2006 Visitor's Season for our Riverhead Museum and Gift Shop.

The Grand Spring Re-Opening of the Museum will be 10:00 AM on Saturday March 4, 2006. We will dedicate the new Museum Quality "O" Gauge Train Layout Exhibit which was generously donated by the Manorville Chamber of Commerce at 2:00 PM. The Museum is located at 416 Griffing Avenue, at the railroad tracks, in Riverhead, Long Island, New York.

Thereafter, the Museum/Gift Shop will be open every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. Additionally, starting with the Memorial Day weekend and continuing through the Columbus Day weekend, the Museum will be open on Sundays and Monday Holidays also. Admission is $3.00 adults, $1.50 children 5 to 12 years old, and under 5 FREE.

The Museum is handicap accessible with parking on the north side of the Museum Building. Rest room facilities are available. For general information, please call the RMLI Riverhead Museum at 631-727-7920 and listen for the re-opening message, directions to the Museum and hours of operation or visit the web site

www.rmli.org

for information regarding guided group tours. If you are interested in volunteering, please leave a message on the answering machine.

RIVERHEAD MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE 2006 SEASON

Celebrate the Fifteenth Anniversary of RMLI at the Riverhead Railroad Festival 2006, Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27, 2006. In addition, there will be a special Hobo Encampment Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 30 thru October 1, 2006.

A RMLI 2005-2006 CORPORATE SPONSOR

The Railroad Museum of Long Island (the Museum), was founded in 1990. The Museum is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, and is an IRS 501(c)3 non profit organization. The Museum is run by a Board of Trustees made up of members throughout Long Island. The goal of the Museum is to preserve and display Long Island's railroad heritage. All of the work of the Museum is done by volunteers. The Museum operates two locations; Greenport, NY on Fourth Street at the tracks and Riverhead, NY on Griffing Avenue north of the tracks.



Railroad Museum of Long Island

PO Box 726
Greenport, NY 11944
631-477-0439




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