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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.

You Did Not Fail

LongIsland.com

Has your work life been crazy lately? Today's work environment is tough. Psychologically, the uncertainty has taken a toll on all of us. In many cases we are not as successful as we were a ...

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Has your work life been crazy lately?

Today's work environment is tough. Psychologically, the uncertainty has taken a toll on all of us. In many cases we are not as successful as we were a few years ago. And, even though we know it is not our fault, we are blaming ourselves.

After all, whom else can we blame? If we are sending out resumes and not getting replies, it has to be something we have done wrong. Maybe we did not use the right words. Maybe our cover letter was not that effective. Maybe nobody wants us. If we are at work and a project we wanted funded was turned down, it has to be our fault. Maybe we did not have the right conversations with the right people. Maybe we did not propose the idea very well.

Here is the truth; it is not your fault. You are working harder than you ever have in very difficult times. Applaud your effort. And, please know that you are not alone.

So What Can You Do To Beat Your Feelings Of Failure?

1. Recognize That You Did Not Fail

Even though we read in the paper that the economy is not doing well, we are still looking inward for the reasons that we are not succeeding. This is a useless exercise. You are not the cause of our country's economic situation. Your present situation is a character building period in your life, and it will get better. Happier times will be here sooner than you think.

2. Decide What's Important To You

Maybe there is more to life than money and material possessions. Could being fulfilled in your work be more valuable? It really does not matter what career you have as long as you are happy. Are you doing what you love? If not, what is stopping you? It is important to discover what you want, so you can create a future that ignites your passion.

3. Recognize That What Lies Around The Corner Is Inspiration

What have you learned from this experience? I bet you have learned to rely on yourself more. You probably have learned to trust that you can handle whatever comes your way. Remember that out of darkness comes light. The light is what brings vision and purpose into your life.

4. Decide What You Will Do Next

Your career is not something that you fix when you have to. Rather, it is a work in progress. Have you wanted to switch careers? Now is the time to begin the research phase. Have you wanted to improve your skills? Now is the time to take that class you have been talking about. Decide NOW what your next move is. Once you know what you want, implementation is less difficult.

5. Get In Action

What is your first step? Your second, your third? One step each day gives you thirty steps completed at the end of the month. Goals are not reached overnight. They are achieved with consistent movement over time. Get yourself into action. This will be the catalyst that will move you in the right direction.

6. Stop Struggling Through Your Career By Yourself

Are you moving at a consistent pace? If not, enlist the help of a friend, spouse, coach, colleague, etc. Someone who will listen and support you through this uncertain period in your life. Standing still or moving backwards can be frustrating, and disheartening. Remember that you do a disservice to your career and yourself when you work through your career concerns alone.

7. Reward Yourself

Yes, the final reward may be more money, a promotion, or a new career, but do not forget to reward yourself along the way for your hard work and effort. A year from now, you will not be the same person you were before your career was shaken up a bit. And, you'll smile to yourself because you will know that this is a good thing.

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