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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

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for April 6 through April 8

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There is no short supply of live music to check out this weekend. Visit Mr. Beery's, Ollie's Point or The Vibe Lounge to catch a great show. And don't forget about Easter Sunday Brunch specials.

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FRIDAY – APRIL 6, 2012

WHO/WHAT: Spiral Architects
INFO: Black Sabbath cover band Spiral Architects play all night long with Primus tribute band, Pudding Time.
PRICE: N/A
TIME: 8pm
WHERE: Mr. Beery’s
    4019 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage - (516) 579-7049

WHO/WHAT: In Other Words
INFO: Post-hardcore band In Other Words headlines a massive show with opening bands Once My Way, Forever, We Were, Made In March, Wargrave, They All Float, The Shipman Inquiry
PRICE: $12
TIME: 5pm
WHERE: The Vibe Lounge
    60 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre - (516) 208-6590
ADDITIONAL INFO: All ages.

SATURDAY – APRIL 7, 2012

WHO/WHAT: Massive Hard Rock & Tribute Show
INFO: Rocking bands Enemy Remains and Livesay play with Rage For Order (Queensryche tribute), Neon Knights (Dio Tribute), Snakes and Arrows (Rush Tribute) and Awaken.
PRICE: $12
TIME: 6:30pm
WHERE: Ollie’s Point Bar & Grill
140 Merrick Road, Amityville - (631) 264-7712
ADDITIONAL INFO: 18+ w/ ID.

WHO/WHAT: Don Audio Showcase
INFO: with AfroDJMac, Sarcasmo, Argotec, Neorev, Nezitiq Mute
PRICE: N/A
TIME: 10pm
WHERE: Brickhouse Brewery
    67 West Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 447-2337

SUNDAY – APRIL 8, 2012

WHO/WHAT: Egg-streme Adventure! 8th Annual Penguin Egg Hunt & Brunch
INFO: Kids will have a blast at the 8th Annual Penguin Egg Hunt & Brunch while searching for eggs and chances to win a free birthday party, Family Fun Center vouchers, tour boat tickets and rides on the Discovery Tower and Submarine Simulator.
PRICE: $20-$35
TIME: 10am-1pm
WHERE: Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 208-9200

WHO/WHAT: Easter Brunch
INFO:  12 breakfast and lunch entrees, omlelet  & carving stations, a large desert table and much more. And Easter Egg Hunt will be held for the kids.
PRICE: $27 for adults, $15.95 for children 3-11
TIME: 10:30am & 1pm
WHERE: Shandon Court
115 East Main Street, East Islip – (631) 581-5678

REOCCURING WEEKEND EVENTS

FRIDAY

WHAT: Open Mic NIght
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company
    41 Main Street, Patchogue - (631) 627-3966

WHAT: Happy Hour (discounted drinks and ½ price appetizers) + Live Music
WHEN: Happy Hour is 3-6
WHERE: O’Reilly’s Restaurant & Pub
    927 Montauk Highway, Oakdale – (631) 472-4200

SATURDAY

WHAT: Saturday Night Dance Party
WHEN: 9pm
WHERE: Nutty Irishman – Farmingdale
    323 Main Street, Farmingdale -     (516) 293-9700

WHAT: Live Rock Music
WHEN: N/A
WHERE: Gunther’s Tap Room
    84 Main Street, Northport - (631) 754-4156

SUNDAY

WHAT: Bowl Your Brains Out
INFO: Unlimited bowling for $10-$15 with draft and well drink specials.
WHEN: 6pm-11pm
WHERE: 300 Long Island
    895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville - (631) 271-1180
 

 

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