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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

TFCU and Cablevision's Power To Learn to Host Financial Education Training Program for Educators

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Farmingville, N.Y., March 2, 2011 - Teachers Federal Credit Union, Long Island's largest credit union, and Cablevision's Power To Learn are recognizing April as National Financial Literacy Month by sponsoring a one-day Financial Education Training ...

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Farmingville, N.Y., March 2, 2011 - Teachers Federal Credit Union, Long Island's largest credit union, and Cablevision's Power To Learn are recognizing April as National Financial Literacy Month by sponsoring a one-day Financial Education Training seminar on Friday, April 8, 2011, at Cablevision headquarters, 1111 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. This program will be the largest of its kind ever offered on Long Island. The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) seminar is open to teachers, administrators and other professionals who provide financial literacy education for high school students. The presenters will be Susan Gubing, a respected educator, consultant and the author of Games 2 Careers, and Attorney Joseph Maniscalco of the CARE Program (Credit Abuse Resistance Education). The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

"TFCU and Cablevision are proud to sponsor this important training program, which will provide the latest resources and methods of instruction for teachers, administrators and other professionals involved in financial literacy education. This program will give educators the tools and information they need to prepare a new generation of teenagers for the future, when the students are independent, employed adults. At TFCU we want high school students to have the knowledge that will help them make wise financial decisions. TFCU financial literacy programs, held in communities where our branches are located, have been very well received," said Robert G. Allen, President/CEO of TFCU.

"Cablevision recognizes the importance of financial literacy education for students in all grades, and is pleased to be working with TFCU to offer NEFE training for instructors that will enable them to be effective in educating Long Island students about money management. This program is part of our ongoing commitment to enhance education here on Long Island through our signature education initiative, Power To Learn," said Trent Anderson, Cablevision's Vice President of Education.

Business, economics, math, social studies, family/consumer sciences and special education teachers and administrators will not want to miss this free seminar. New York State teachers can earn six continuing education credits. Please contact Jennifer Gunn via e-mail at jenniferg@teachersfcu.org or visit www.teachersfcu.org to register for the NEFE workshop.

For more information about Teachers Federal Credit Union products and services, please visit www.teachersfcu.org or call (631) 698-7000.

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About TFCU:
Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), Long Island's largest credit union, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution. TFCU was founded on Long Island in 1952 and now has over $4 billion in total assets, serves more than 212,000 members and has 22 full-service branches throughout Suffolk County including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Central Islip, Commack, East Northport, Entenmann's, Farmingville, Holbrook, Huntington, Nesconset, North Babylon, Oakdale, Port Jefferson Station, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Selden, Shirley, Smithtown, South Setauket, and Stony Brook University (2). Members also have access to services at more than 4,100 shared service centers located across the country. TFCU offers financial services to all people and businesses located in Nassau and Suffolk counties (excluding the townships of Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island). More information is available about TFCU by visiting www.teachersfcu.org or by calling (631) 698-7000.

Bill Corbett, Jr.
(516) 775-0435 ext. 1 wjcorbett@corbettpr.com
Rosemary A. Nicholls
Senior Vice President, Marketing/R&D;
(631) 698-7000 ext 3695 ran@teachersfcu.org