Weather Alert!
"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: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Friday afternoon until Friday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * STORM SURGE - No storm surge inundation forecast - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Little to no storm surge flooding - PLAN: There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations for storm surge flooding are needed. - ACT: Follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor forecasts. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 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 - 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 - 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 Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News  |  School Closings

Hunting for Easter Eggs, Enjoying Festivals, Events, News & More in April 11th's Newsletter!

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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
April 11th
, 2014
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Dear Long Islander,
The sky might be cloudy today, but thankfully any precipitation those dark clouds might drop won’t come in the form of snow; Long Island will be looking at temperatures mostly around the upper 50s through Passover and into Easter. You shouldn’t let any wet weather we might have dampen your holiday spirits, because there are plenty of fun events to enjoy around the Island this week. From amusement parks and Easter egg hunting to festivals celebrating spring and horseradishes, you’re sure to find all sorts of activities to keep yourself and your family entertained! 
Adventureland: Long Island's Favorite Family Amusement Park Since 1962!
Adventureland is Now Open for the Spring Season and Spring Break!
Shake off the cold and shake up some fun at Adventureland! Now open weekends and holidays throughout the spring! Conveniently located on Route 110 in Farmingdale, Adventureland offers an entire day of fun for the whole family! Go for a spin on our new Tea Cups ride, or enjoy favorites like the Hurricane Coaster, Frisbee and Merry-Go-Round. Parking and admission are always free; you only pay to enjoy the rides! Adventureland also offers a restaurant, gift shop and arcade! The park will be open April 12-22 for the Easter and Passover holidays.
For park hours and directions, please visit their website, or call 631-694-6868
Hot Off the Presses
Easter Egg Hunts: Egg-sactly What the Kids Want!
Easter is Almost Here, and Kids Love This Traditional Celebration!
With Easter almost here, many Long Islanders have already planned brunches they will be enjoying with their families after Easter Sunday Mass. Additionally, there are many events going on that family and kids will enjoy in taking part of. One of the most popular events during Easter is the Easter Egg Hunt. It is said that the Easter Bunny hides the eggs for children to find. This is a fun tradition that many people young and old love to take part in. Some hunts have you find colored eggs or even find eggs filled with candy!
Local Headlines
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Worries of Mold in Capri Sun Pouch Drinks Addressed with Clear Bottom Packaging
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As a national leader in caring for those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia and other chronic illnesses, Sid Jacobson JCC strives to provide support and respite to the afflicted and their families. The center specializes in day programs for those with early stage dementia, young onset dementia for those in their 30s, 40s and 50s and seniors ages 60+ who are frail and memory impaired. Families enjoy much-needed respite while loved ones experience relief from boredom and loneliness, enhanced self-esteem and new friendships. 

For more information, please visit their website, or call 516-484-1545.
 
This Week's Best Long Island Events 
 
EASTer Egg Hunt at Smithtown High School East
Come on down to the Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser at Smithtown High School East this Saturday, April 12th to enjoy an egg hunt, breakfast, crafts, games and pictures with the Easter Bunny! Fundraiser will take place from 10 AM-12 Noon. 

1st Annual North Fork Horseradish Festival
The North Fork Horseradish Festival will be taking place at Hallockville Museum Farm on Saturday April 12, 2014 in Riverhead, NY from 11 AM to 5 PM. It will be a celebration of all things horseradish from recipe contests and cooking demonstrations to activities, competitions, and famous bloody Marys! Come down and enjoy a day of spice and flavor.

Birding for Beginners: Spring Migration
Head to the Red House Nature Center at Inlet Pond Park on Saturday, April 12th to enjoy a walk focusing on the field marks and behaviors of birds of the grasslands and shoreline habitats. Program will begin at 9 AM and is for adults and children 12 and up. Please register. 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny this Sunday, April 13th at the West Babylon Fire Department. Breakfast will begin at 8 AM and will feature pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, OJ and more. WBAB will be available giving out giveaways and playing games and free child safety seat inspections will take place as well. 

Rockville Center Spring Festival
Head to the Rockville Center Spring Festival this weekend from 10 AM- 5 PM to check out a wide variety of handmade crafts and gift items, businesses and services and of course, delicious food! Admission and parking is free of charge!


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