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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: - - -

Eggcellent 2018 Easter Brunches For Long Island Families

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a scrumptious brunch at one of Long Island's best restaurants!

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Celebrate this Easter Sunday with a family brunch!

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Easter Sunday provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the company of others by gathering with friends and family. Since a delicious meal is always a great way to bring the family together, restaurants across Long Island will be offering delectable brunches complete with a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Whether you're looking for a sit-down meal, or a casual morning complete with an egg hunt, there are plenty of destinations to consider.

Check out the Easter brunch options below and make your reservations today!

Chateau La Mer's Easter Buffet
845 S. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Sunday, April 1st, 12 PM - 3:30 PM
$39.95 / Half-Price For Kids Under 10

Chateau La Mer will be celebrating Easter Sunday with a delectable buffet for the entire family to enjoy. There will be seatings between 12 PM and 3:30 PM, so be sure to call to make your reservations.

Windows on the Lake's Easter Sunday Brunch & Dinner
235 Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Sunday, April 1st at 10:30 AM
Adults $54.95 / Children $24.95 / Free for Under 2

Easter Sunday at Windows on the Lake will feature both brunch and dinner options for families. From the made-to-order omelette station to hot Italian favorites, there will be delicious dishes for all to enjoy.

Easter Brunch at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
1002 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530
Sunday, April 1st, 11:30 AM - 3 PM
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Bring the entire family to Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Garden City for a delicious brunch on Easter Sunday. The restaurant will also be offering its Taste of Tuscany menu, which is a true culinary journey through all that Tuscany has to offer.

Easter Brunch Cruise & Egg Hunt at Sapphire Yacht Charters
11 Richmond Street, Freeport, NY 11520
Sunday, April 1st, 10 AM - 5 PM
$45 - $70 Per Person

Hop aboard Sapphire Yacht Charters' Sapphire Princess for a morning of family entertainment. There will be an egg hunt for the kids, a delectable brunch, and beautiful views of the South Shore.

Easter Sunday Brunch at The Meadow Club
1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Sunday, April 1st, 11 AM - 4 PM
$50 Per Person

Fresh roast salmon, eggplant rollentini, Belgian waffles, and beef teriyaki are among the delicious dishes that can be enjoyed at The Meadow Club's Easter Sunday Brunch, as well as unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Easter Brunch at The Library Café
274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Sunday, April 1st, 10 AM - 3 PM
$25 Adults / $10.95 Kids

Fresh fruit, scrambled eggds, Texas-Style French toast, home fries, and crispy bacon will all be served at The Library Cafe in Farmingdale this Easter Sunday. The brunch also includes unlimited champagne, mimosas, soda, coffee, and juice.

Easter Sunday with a VIEW
3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY 11769
Sunday, April 1st, 11 AM - 9 PM
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Combining a scrumptious brunch with stunning views of the Great South Bay, VIEW in Oakdale is a prime destination for a family holiday outing. Available dishes include filet mignon, herb-roasted chicken breast, peking duck tacos, Long Island stuffed clams, and crispy Thai calimari.

Easter Sunday at The Watermill
711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, NY 11787
Sunday, April 1st, 10:45 AM - 7 PM
$35 - $65 Per Person

The Watermill's expert culinary team will be serving up an enormous buffet that will have tasty items for children and adults alike.

Easter Sunday Grand Buffet at Mirabelle Restaurant
150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Sunday, April 1st, 11 AM - 6 PM
$52 Adults / $26 Children

Mirabelle Restaurant at Three Village Inn's grand buffet will feature both a brunch station from 11 AM to 2 PM, and delicious dishes for lunch and early dinner. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance during the brunch portion, so be sure to take some family photos.

Easter Sunday Brunch at East Wind Long Island
5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
Sunday, April 1st, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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East Wind's Grand Ballroom will provide a memorable atmosphere for the venue's Easter brunch. In addition to a full buffet and complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary, there will be a kids station perfect for the little ones.

Easter Sunday at the Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
Sunday, April 1st, 11 AM - 6 PM
$34.95 - $64.95 Per Person

Fox Hollow will be offering options for both a buffet or à la carte dinner on Easter Sunday. Mouthwatering dishes include steamed whole salmon, spiral cut candied ham, roast prime NY strip steak, and chicken rollatini.

Besito Easter Sunday Brunch & Dinner
402 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 (Huntington Location)
399 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY (West Islip Location)
1516 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576 (Roslyn Location)

Sunday, April 1st, 11:30 AM - 10 PM
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Whether you're looking to enjoy brunch or dinner, Besito's Long Island locations are ready to accommodate this Easter. The chef's special will be Enchiladas de Borrego, which are braised lamb enchiladas served zarape style.

Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast at The Southampton Inn
91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
Sunday, April 1st, 7 AM - 1 PM
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Easter Sunday will begin at 7 AM at The Southampton Inn with a delicious breakfast served from 7 AM - 1 PM. A family-friendly egg hunt will take place at 10 AM and give children a chance to find those elusive eggs that the Easter Bunny hid.