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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 240 miles south of New York City NY or about 300 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 37.4N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 50 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 10 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located just east of the southern Delmarva Peninsula, will move northward along the coast towards the area today, making landfall near the New York City area tonight. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions today into tonight. 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: - 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. * 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. * 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 this afternoon into tonight.

New Project Management Software for Online Proofing Released by MetaCommunications

New project management software for online proofing, Approval Manager 2011, includes advanced workflow capabilities for managing the approval, feedback and review process

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IOWA CITY, IA - May 10, 2011. MetaCommunications today announced the immediate availability of the all new Approval Manager 2011. Approval Manager 2011 is a team based project management solution specifically developed for managing the soft proofing approval and feedback processes for marketing, creative and production environments.

Approval Manager is the only online proofing solution that includes project management, allowing managers to route proofs across multiple stages, manage schedules and centralize the workflow for proof approvals and feedback.

"Project managers can now track hundreds or even thousands of proofs throughout the entire proofing process on a visual dashboard." said Robert T. Long, President of MetaCommunications. "It's critical for organizations to be able to have a top level view of managers and designers involved in proofing projects."

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About Approval Manager 2011
Approval Manager 2011 is a unique team-based solution designed to automate the online proofing and review process.
Additional features and capabilities of Approval Manager include:
Multi-stage workflow - organizes your proofing workflow from production through multiple approval stages. Approval stages help navigate proofs across an organization - for example, marketing, merchandising, creative, legal, customer services, sales and more.
Support for PDF and most standard image file formats including PNG, GIF, JPEG, TIFF and more.
All actions, including proof uploads, reviews and emails are automatically captured and stored in an audit trail.
Simple to use annotation tools for users to leave a comment, box-out a section, point something out or rotate and zoom.
Tab-based browsing of previous versions, review stages and rounds.
Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows versions of Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers.

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Pricing and Availability
Approval Manager 2011 is available immediately in three editions - Express, Standard and as an integrated module of the Workgroups 2011 suite. Approval Manager Express edition is free and includes unlimited users, storage and proofs. Approval Manager Standard edition starts at $995 and includes complete workflow management. Approval Manager may be purchased from the MetaCommunication online store.

About MetaCommunications
MetaCommunications develops productivity apps for marketing, creative and production. With over 1000 customer sites worldwide, MetaCommunications has the solid experience and range of solutions to quickly help organizations take their productivity to the next level. For more information about MetaCommunications, please visit