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*TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST* This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut ***TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST*** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Orange and Putnam - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, 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, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union * 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 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, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * STORM INFORMATION: - About 830 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 900 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 29.7N 79.9W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. 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. Locally heavy rain 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 Long Island, coastal Connecticut, and the New York City Metro. 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 northeastern New Jersey, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. 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 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: - There is potential for widespread minor to locally moderate coastal flooding across the Lower New York Harbor and South Shore Back Bays, with localized minor flooding impacts elsewhere. - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots. - 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. * 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.

Creating a Wedding Day Emergency Kit!

LongIsland.com

Anything can happen on your wedding day, take a look at these tips to be prepared!

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Every bride has always had worries about what might happen on her wedding day.  With so much going into making one day perfect, there is a whole assortment of things that could possibly go wrong. What if someone steps on your dress and rips it? What if you smudge the makeup that you just had professionally done? It is for this reason that most brides like to put together a wedding day disaster kit to make sure that they can squash any problem that pops up. To help you put yours together, Longisland.com has created a list of must haves for your wedding day kit!

Mini Sewing Kit: This is the essential must have in your emergency kit. With so many ways to ruin a dress and so many people wearing dresses, it’ll come in handy somewhere. These are easy to find at your local convenience shop and if you’re looking to be extra meticulous go to a craft store and purchase string in both the color of your dress and the bridesmaid’s dresses as well as safety pins! Another useful add in would be clear nail polish to fix runs in stockings! Hem tape and Scotch Tape can also help fix a dress!

Chalk: This handy little tool provides a quick fix to any smears or smudges that might appear on your dress. Simply rub it over the stain to get that white hue back! Spot remover and hand toilettes are also a must to keep that dress clean!

Hair Pins/Clips: If you’re putting a bunch of little clips or bobby pins in your hair for the big day then you should always have extra. Pins and clips fall out all the time and if they are essential to your hairstyle then having extras can mean saving the day. Also keep some ponytails in there too, if the hair suddenly needs to go up then these are your best bet.

Dental Needs: For most of your wedding day you are going to be taking a bunch of pictures. This means that you need to make sure your teeth are always photo ready. Keep floss, toothpicks, and some of those Oral B Brush Ups in your kit to make sure your teeth are looking good through the whole day and after every meal!

Aspirin: A wedding day can be just as stressful as it is magical and all the running around beforehand could give you a monster headache. Make sure to carry aspirin or any other pain medication of your choice with you to get rid of the pain fast! Also include Band-Aids for any other mishaps!

Makeup: This is one of the easiest things to mess up on your wedding day with all the crying and running about. After getting your makeup done ask if the artist has any extra of the lipstick she used or the eye color available for purchase as well as any other products she thinks you might need to touch up. It’s always best to have the exact same product that was used but if you can’t find that then any similar product will work as well. Make sure to pack tissues!

Other: There are a few other little things you might want to include in the emergency kit that aren’t essential but might be helpful. Pack a straw to use just in case there aren’t any for the bride to use so she won’t mess up her lipstick stay hydrated. Small scissors might come in handy when fixing a dress up right. Extra earring backs are also useful in case one falls off and you don’t want to lose the earring. Some brides even like to put in an extra garter and guestbook just in case they forget! Some brides like to pack eye drops to combat red eyes and Tums to get rid of an upset stomach. Lastly the bride is going to be going back and forth all day and might not get a chance to eat so pack a little snack just in case!

 

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