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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 910 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 980 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 28.5N 79.8W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the East-Central Florida coast will continue to move to the north-northwest, then turn due north late tonight. It will continue to move north on Monday along the Southeastern US Coast. Isaias will then weaken slowly as it accelerates and curves northeast over the Carolinas Tuesday morning, then over our area by Tuesday evening. Confidence is increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system are locally heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches likely, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heavy rain is most likely to occur across western parts of the area from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and eastern sections Tuesday into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across coastal sections late in the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are then expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeastern New Jersey, New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Prepare for 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. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation of 1 to 2 feet with locally up to 3 feet possible 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. * TORNADOES: Prepare for 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.

The Six Truths of Job Reality

A stranger came upon two bricklayers and asked each one what they do? One turned to the stranger and with a look of annoyance said, what does it look like I do, I'm a bricklayer. ...

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A stranger came upon two bricklayers and asked each one what they do? One turned to the stranger and with a look of annoyance said, what does it look like I do, I'm a bricklayer. The other turned to the stranger and with a look of content said, I build castles.

Great day everyone, my name is Michael Coritsidis and I am Long Island's Job Ready Strategist. I have designed and implemented proven job methodologies that have assisted hundreds of unemployed get employed. With philosophical, informational, motivational and inspirational guidance, clients find my no-nonsense, step-by-step, tough love, boot camp-like approach a welcome breath of fresh air. Be forewarned, as Long Island's Job Ready Strategist, I will respond to job related questions with what you need to know, not what you want to hear. The likelihood is that you will receive job-related strategies that are counter to what you were told by other sources. You will not always agree. You will not always follow my suggestions. First, be open to any and all job-related advice. Second, if your way is working, ignore any and all recommendations. However, if your way is not working, admit it and be open to alternatives. Fair enough?


1. It is an employers market. For every one position, there are one hundred applicants. The employer today can sit back and choose a candidate who is younger, faster, smarter, willing to accept less get the idea. How will he decide?

2. Despite what mommy and all those with good intentions told you, you can't always be what you want to be when you grow up. Do you know that no matter how hard Michael Coritsidis tries, no matter how much I believe, I can never be the president of the United States. Do you know why....right , I wasn't born here. So be realistic with your goals and who knows, you might be a governor one-day instead.

3. The economy is not so great. If you ask a person who is working, about the economy, they'll say, it's good, but it can be better. If you ask a person who is unemployed about the economy, they'll say, not good and hope it doesn't get worse. Is your economic glass half empty or half full?

4. What you don't know can, will and does hurt you. The person, who is fortunate to get hired, is capable of completing tasks that once took many. What is your marketability quotient? Do a reality check and assess those areas that need improvement. Now go and improve them.

5. No matter what the economy, employers are hiring. There is a job out there with your name on the paycheck. The fact is, you must approach today's job market as you would any business. You must have a well thought out plan of action and be willing, able, and ready to implement it

6. You can't do it alone. You shouldn't have to. It's like the surgeon that operates on him/herself. Team (Together Everyone Achieves More) up with a Job Ready Strategist. Together you will be better prepared for today's job market and succeed.

In conclusion, this is not "the good old days", when you send your resume, interview and get hired. Those days are gone. Along with the changing times, the interview process has also changed. If we want to compete and have an opportunity to win, we too must change. Look for future articles that will help guide, explain, and suggest proven ways to navigate the job-seeking maze. Like the bricklayers, build your castles, but remember, even castles are build one brick at a time.