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ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning 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, Orange, Putnam, 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 130 miles north of New York City NY or about 160 miles northwest of Montauk Point NY - 42.7N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 65 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 40 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast this evening as the storm moves north of the area. While threats are beginning to diminish, strong winds will continue into this evening. In addition, minor coastal flooding, high surf, and dangerous rip currents will continue. Strong winds will continue across the area into early this evening before diminishing tonight. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters through tonight. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue along the ocean beaches through Wednesday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the area. Remain well sheltered from dangerous wind having possible significant impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - 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. * SURGE: Potential impacts from the main surge event are possible this evening. Remain well away from locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - 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.

Hop Over to These Free Offers in April!

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There are plenty of free offers to enjoy in April. Check out the offers from Ben & Jerry's, The Melting Pot and Subway!

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As March comes to an end, there’s plenty to look forward to in April! Not only the warmer weather, but free offers like ice cream, something cheesy to celebrate National Cheese Fondue Day and bags featuring Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted characters. Check out the free offer details below in this week’s edition of Local Steals & Deals!

  • Ben & Jerry’s: Mark your calendar! On April 8th, it’s Free Cone Day at participating locations. Get your scoop of its funkiest, chunkiest flavors for free!
     
  • The Melting Pot: To celebrate National Cheese Fondue Day (April 11), it is offering those who join CLUB FONDUE a free cheesy offer.  Join now - once you’re a member, the free offer coupon will be emailed between March 31 and April 2. Also, if you are a member and make a purchase of $60 or more, you’ll receive a complimentary box of (6) of The Melting Pot’s Signature-Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
     
  • Subway: Have you seen the newly released film, ‘Muppets Most Wanted’? Get in on an offer for a free bag featuring its characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and others. The free bag comes along with the purchase of every kid’s meal purchase. This is a limited time offer – collect all six!

Here’s to (April) showers of free offers – enjoy!

Come back each week for updates on new sales, deals as well as coupon offers available on Long Island that will help keep more money in your wallet.

Also, if you know of any great deals on Long Island you want to share, please let us know.

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