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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.

Deciding on your wedding cake.

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How important is your wedding? Most people think it is one of the most important days of your life. A union of two souls that were meant to be together forever, a celebration to last ...

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How important is your wedding? Most people think it is one of the most important days of your life. A union of two souls that were meant to be together forever, a celebration to last a lifetime. And what is most important in a wedding besides the bride? The finale',your cake. Choosing a cake can be one of the most stressful decisions you as a couple have to make. Well here are a few things to think about before deciding that might make it a little less stressful.

First, is there a theme to your wedding that you would like to follow? Beach, spring, whimsical or winter as some examples. Lets use the beach theme for the moment. The cake can have colors of the beach, seashells, starfish, pearls and even sand (brown sugar). Second, do you want to use the colors of your wedding dress? The coating of the cake can match or compliment the colors that are in your dress, the brides maids dresses or the flowers that are in your bouquet. Third, the flowers on the cake can be fresh, live flowers or created from sugar to look the same as your bouquet, centerpieces or representative of your favorite species in or out of season.

The coatings that are used on cakes also will give a certain look to your cake. Fondant, a smooth form fitting sugar based coating, can give a very formal appearance or be used to create a quilted appearance. Colored to any shade of any color, it can be used to create unique, bold and contemporary works of art. Buttercream, a smooth spreadable frosting, can be applied as a basket weave to create a country effect. It can also be used to create a simple formal look. When considering what type of coating to use on your cake, take into consideration the location of your reception. Indoors with air conditioning, outside in the summer when it can become very hot. Fresh whipped cream for example, will not hold up well in warm weather.

Another consideration is the shape and height. Do you want a round cake? Or would a square or octagon shape be more suitable? Do you want two, three, four or five tiers? (I would not recommend more than five tiers) Do you want the cakes stacked on top of each other or separated with decorative spacers?

By considering all of these factors you can create that special, memorable cake that people will talk about for years to come.

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