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ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA** 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 540 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 620 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 33.8N 78.5W - Storm Intensity 85 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 22 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Hurricane Isaias, located off the coast of North Carolina, will continue to move to north-northeast tonight along the coast. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Additionally, a few tornadoes are possible. Locally heavy rainfall is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across New York City Metro, Long Island, northeast New Jersey, southern portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, and southeast Connecticut. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across New Jersey, New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley, and portions of southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area 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: Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * 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.

Picking Out The Perfect Engagement Ring

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Hey all you guys out there! Need some help picking out the perfect ring? Check out these tips!

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It is an age-old tradition that for men to propose marriage to a woman, they give them a ring to commemorate the occasion. And for just as long, men have been struggling to pick out that perfect ring. They have often flocked to the best friend’s of their girlfriend’s begging for their assistance, scared to mess up this crucial moment in their relationship. Well have no fear guys, us at Longisland.com are here to help!

The first important detail when picking out a ring is ring size. The first thing that you can do is go to a friend and asks if they know what size ring your girlfriend wears. They might share rings and be in the know as to the size, or your girlfriend is one step ahead of you and told them already. If the friend doesn’t know then you have to move on to more covert tactics. When your girlfriend isn’t home, take one of the rings that you know she wears on her ring finger to the jewelry shop and ask them to give you the size. With that in hand you are ready to move on to the more important details.

Every woman has a favorite type of jewelry. Some like gold, some like silver, some like white-gold etc. You need to find out which your girlfriend would like most for her engagement ring. If she only wears one type of metal, than your have a very good chance of getting her the ring that she wants. But if she regularly switches it up, you might have to slyly get the answer through conversation. At breakfast, ask her something along the lines of “you always wear so much jewelry, which pieces are your favorites?” Take a look at the types of jewelry, specifically rings that she has and make a decision based off of that.

Getting down to the cut and setting of the ring is a little more tedious. This is where the family and friend’s of a girlfriend come in handy the most. Often little girls tell their mom or grandmother what their dream ring would look like, or what cut the stone would be. Ask her friend’s whether she has gushed over the cut of another friend’s ring. Look to see if there is a common cut among her own rings or if there was a ring that she admired in the family.

When it comes to vintage rings, a woman will make it pretty obvious that that is what she is looking for. For any girl that collects antiques or has a penchant for sentiment, buy a vintage ring will mean the world to her. Also if there are any family rings on either side of the family, it is important to discuss that with your parents, and her parents. Nothing makes a woman feel more loved than being handed down a piece of your family history.  

Finally, when looking for a ring it is most important to pay attention to your girlfriend. She may be sending you little hints, dropping clues, taping notes on the inside of her jewelry box, etc. Sometimes it’s even smart to sit down and watch one of those bridal shows on TLC or Bravo with her and take note of what she likes. Use whatever resources you have, and you will be sure to find the best ring for her.