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ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH** 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 130 miles north of New York City NY or about 160 miles northwest of Montauk Point NY - 42.7N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 65 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 40 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast this evening as the storm moves north of the area. While threats are beginning to diminish, strong winds will continue into this evening. In addition, minor coastal flooding, high surf, and dangerous rip currents will continue. Strong winds will continue across the area into early this evening before diminishing tonight. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters through tonight. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue along the ocean beaches through Wednesday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the area. Remain well sheltered from dangerous wind having possible significant impacts. If realized, these 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: Potential impacts from the main surge event are possible this evening. Remain well away from locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts 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.

For Non-Profits: Get Your Voices Heard In Cyberspace

After more than a decade of working with lawyers who do wonderful things for the not-for-profit sector, I found myself in a support role for many attorneys who volunteered their time and talent to charitable ...

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After more than a decade of working with lawyers who do wonderful things for the not-for-profit sector, I found myself in a support role for many attorneys who volunteered their time and talent to charitable causes in which they believed. As a Marketing Director with Community Relations as a substantial part of my role, I witnessed the donor side of the decision-making process. There are many grassroots organizations on Long Island, championed by people with a good heart and a good story to tell. Our not-for-profit sector must get their voices heard because they represent people who need a voice one and don't have one. Not-for-profits must master the art and science of public relations because it is the most cost-effective way to market messages.

Especially in times of economic downturn, it's important for non-profits to maximize their resources. Here are some FREE web sites you must know:

The Non-Profit News Information Resource. Register and submit stories.
850,000 IRS recognized non-profits are in this database accessed by media.
On-line help book; submit your organization under one of the various categories.
Become a member and post your press releases. Check out experts in marketing and public relations.
Post your volunteer opportunities on this board.
Connects your organization to interested volunteers.
Links for free to the Long Island Volunteer Center which posts Long Island organizations' volunteer needs.
Contact Post your news releases.
Subscribe to this e-zine and read monthly public relations tips.

If you have some money you can spare, consider the following services:
Great paid way to circulate your press releases to media outlets. Contact: or call 888-776-0942.
A collaborative of news and information officers that gives reporters free and convenient access to expert sources.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Newspaper of the Non-Profit World.

The key to getting your voice heard in cyberspace is to help donors help you. In other words, the more links you have and the more keywords picked up by search engines like, the more credibility not-for-profits will gain. More credibility means more donations. When approached by a not-for-profit, one of the first things I do is to run a search on By implementing some of the above-mentioned sites, our not-for-profit sector will begin to build a web presence-a great public relations strategy.

May you get your voices heard.