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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 310 miles south of New York City NY or about 360 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 36.3N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 10 degrees at 8 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located off the North Carolina and Virginia coast will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Flash 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 and canals may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience 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. * WIND: Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - 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. * TORNADOES: Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering the surf zone. Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Localized minor flooding, inundation of 1 ft or less, along vulnerable coastal and shoreline locales of the Great South Bay of Long Island and Jamaica Bay, Lower NY/NJ Harbor, Coastal CT, Coastal Westchester, and Gardiners Bay during times of high tide Friday afternoon into Friday Night.

UPDATE: Bringing Awareness to Animal Welfare

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Little is known to the general public of the goings on in the world of animal rescue. It is not the face we see, when we contemplate getting a family pet.

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UPDATE 2012- Bringing Awareness to Animal Welfare

 Little is known to the general public of the goings on in the world of animal rescue. It is not the face we see, when we contemplate getting a family pet. However, there is much going on beneath the surface of the warm, fuzzy exterior that we all are so used to seeing and thinking of. Long Island has issues. Everywhere has issues. Animals have no basic dignifying rights. They are property. So, since they are property, they do not have any laws that are sufficient for a living entity, protecting them. There is documented proof that there are thousands of in need dogs chained out side 365 days a year without the basic necessities of life. By this, I mean water, shelter and food. Not to mention if the animal accidentally or even intentionally, is injured. They most likely would not receive medical attention.

There are many organizations to advocate for humans in need of food pantry aid or financial aid, but where is the voice for the voiceless domestic family pets? There is a rescue group on Long Island that makes it one of their missions to help these pets in need. That group is RSVP Animal Rescue Group (Responsible Solutions for Valued Pets). There are other rescue groups on Long Island and many get more attention than RSVP. However, RSVP is their “go to” help when they are in need. RSVP is up to their eyeballs in abandoned, unwanted, neglected and abused animals. We all wonder where the aid by law enforcement is over these matters. There is no law enforcement, because of the legal description of what a pet is. And then there is RSVP. They will make the call to ASPCA. They will advocate at town meetings for the shelter animals. We as animal lovers, owners and friends need the public outcry about these issues. RSVP needs your help. They need volunteers to foster, adopt, and spread a word. Anything you do is more than nothing.

In 2012, RSVP is hosting and participating in a number of pro-pet events across Long Island. Please go to one of these events and see what they are about. Meet some of the adoptable pets. Pick up some information that you might want to share with a fellow animal lover and feel the love that RSVP puts into the mission for innocent animals that deserve so much more than the life they have now. These sweet pets are alive through no action of their own. Many are the handy work of unscrupulous breeders who want nothing more than profit. If you are passionate about this situation or would like to help, in any way that you feel comfortable, please contact this street- savvy organization that advocates for those who cannot speak for themselves. Tell a friend. Those who may wish to contact RSVP can call 631-728-3524 or email RSVP rsvpinc@rsvpinc.org . To keep up with adoption and fundraising events you can “LIKE” RSVP’s facebook page or visit the website -   http://www.rsvpinc.org   

 

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