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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: 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 up to 2 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

You Gotta Go Through

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Are you facing a situation in your career that you thought you'd never face? Working in a job that you are overqualified for? Reporting to a boss that doesn't get or like you? Unemployed after ...

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Are you facing a situation in your career that you thought you'd never face? Working in a job that you are overqualified for? Reporting to a boss that doesn't get or like you? Unemployed after years of hard work? Interviewing endlessly when in the past jobs came to you?

Do you feel like you have done all the right things, worked hard and given it your all, but now the right things are not happening for you?

Your career spans 30, 40, 50 or more years, so sooner or later, you will face a tough situation in your career. Some difficulties in your career are easier to tackle. A fight with a co-worker can end with a discussion to resolve it. Having to travel to another country on a moment's notice can work if your spouse can jump in and help. But what happens when you are faced with something that you have no experience fixing?

You Go Through. How? Follow These Four Steps Below.

1. Don't Run Or Hide

Wouldn't it be easier if difficulties went away on their own? Yes, but it's not probably going to happen that way. When things are tough, you have to get tough too. It's ok if you want to take some time to regroup and assess your situation, but don't expect your problems to have disappeared while you were regrouping. The longer you run or hide from your problems, the longer they will hang around, and the bigger they will become. No one wants problems, but sometimes you have them. Trust that you can handle whatever has been put in front of you. Trust that you will find a way to overcome your situation. Trust that you have the knowledge and the strength to be successful. Your pathway to the other side will appear once you plow ahead.

2. Be Open To Different Possibilities

Sometimes we have a picture in our mind of what should happen, and while we focus on that, we miss out on what's supposed to happen. Believe you should not have been fired? Maybe you are right, but that doesn't matter because you are still out of work. What can you do now to get back on your feet? Not happy about being underutilized at work? How can you prove yourself again? Frustrated that your contacts can't help you find a new position? Who can become your new friends? When difficulties occur, we want to go back to the way things were. But that way, many times, no longer exists. Create the next phase of your career. Be open to the possibilities that lie ahead, whatever they may be.

3. Ask For Help

Why we do dislike asking for help so much? Are we worried that we will look weak? Are we concerned that we might be a pest? Are we afraid of hearing the word 'no'? Probably, all of the above. We are a society of lone rangers that prefers to tackle problems on our own. The trouble is that solving problems takes longer when you are trying to solve them alone. There are times in your career when you will need assistance. That's ok. Maybe another perspective or insight is what you need to get you moving in a new direction. Asking for help is a sign of strength because you are recognizing that help from others will help you get where you want to go faster.

4. Expect To Succeed

Your expectations play a big role in how quickly you are able to work through your difficulties. Solutions are found once you expect to find one. If you expect that you will find an answer, you will. Success is yours if you go through your problems rather than around them. Your reward for being optimistic and persistent is your problems will disappear, and this means your old confident self can come back. Expect victory and you will get it.

So what do you say, you only have one life to live so it might as well be a life you love!