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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.

TOP HONORS TO BE PRESENTED AT WMHO'S "JEWELS & JEANS" BENEFIT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Marie Gilberti, WMHO (631) 751-2244 Stony Brook, NY - The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will be hosting the "Jewels & Jeans" gala on Tuesday, June 21 to honor outstanding achievements in ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Marie Gilberti, WMHO
(631) 751-2244
Stony Brook, NY - The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will be hosting the "Jewels & Jeans" gala on Tuesday, June 21 to honor outstanding achievements in community service to Long Island. This year's honorees are John C. Tsunis, Esq., Mark & Gloria Snyder, and Christopher & Mary Van Tuyl.

John C. Tsunis, Esq. is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Gold Coast Bank. An attorney specializing in real estate, land use, commercial transactions and banking law, he is also a partner at Tsunis Gasparis Lustig & Ring, LLP and Chairman and CEO of Long Island Hotels LLC, building and opening the first "Express" franchise for Holiday Inn in 1991. He is affiliated with a host of philanthropic endeavors, including serving on the Board of Directors of NY State Hospitality and Tourism Association.

Christopher Van Tuyl is President and COO of Nassau Suffolk Lumber. He received the Theodore Roosevelt Award given by St. Charles Hospital in 2003 and service includes Board Member of the Long Island Lumber Association, Northeastern Retail Lumber Association and Cleary School for the Deaf. Mary Van Tuyl worked at Nassau Suffolk Lumber and has served on several committees including St. Charles Hospital's and WMHO's annual gala dinners.

Mark Snyder is President and Gloria Snyder is Vice President, Customer Relations, at Mark J. Snyder Financial Services, Inc. Both donate their time to a wide variety of organizations. Mark is a member of the Patchogue Rotary and Gloria is currently President of SB University Alumni Association. Her many affiliations include serving on the board of the SC American Cancer Society.

Festivities begin at 6:30 pm at Flowerfield, 199 Mills Pond Rd., St. James and will include cocktails, dinner, live and silent auction and raffles. Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest Jewels and Jeans! Live auction items will include unprecedented golf packages at Sebonack and Inverness, the site of five U.S. Opens. Proceeds will benefit WMHO's Youth Corps, educational programs and help fund repairs to their historic properties.

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is honored to recognize the leadership, accomplishments and generosity of these 2011 honorees. For full information and reservations call 631-751-2244 or visit wmho.org