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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: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch 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, 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 910 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 980 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 28.5N 79.8W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the East-Central Florida coast will continue to move to the north-northwest, then turn due north late tonight. It will continue to move north on Monday along the Southeastern US Coast. Isaias will then weaken slowly as it accelerates and curves northeast over the Carolinas Tuesday morning, then over our area by Tuesday evening. Confidence is increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system are locally 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 likely, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heavy rain is most likely to occur across western parts of the area from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and eastern sections Tuesday into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across coastal sections late in the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening. 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 then expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for 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: Prepare for 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. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation of 1 to 2 feet with locally up to 3 feet possible 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. * TORNADOES: Prepare for 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.

Scrumptious Long Island Lunch Spots

Whether you're looking for a savory sandwich, or a healthy wrap, Long Island restaurants have plenty of delicious options to offer their diners.

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From sandwiches to wraps, soups to salads, Long Island is a mecca of food possibilities. Stretching close to 120 miles long, it’s not hard to imagine that everywhere you turn on Long Island you are faced with different bagel shops, pizzerias, delis, and various other grub facilities, to choose from. With such a vast selection of restaurants and eateries on Long Island it can be quite difficult to pin point just one place to try.

But don’t worry. We’re here to help point you in the right direction. Whether you're from Nassau or Suffolk County all of these hand-picked lunch spots are well worth the drive, the money, and sure to have your taste buds begging for more. You won’t find any big corporate restaurant chains, or places you’ve passed a hundred times before on the highway on this list, just good ole local Long Island food.

The Burger Shack

3672 New York 112, Coram, NY 11727

This beach themed restaurant located off of Route 112 in Coram is the perfect stop to satisfying that burger craving. The owner Ken is a great guy, very funny and personable. From pizza burgers to taco burgers, Cajun burgers to veggie burgers they have it all. If you’re feeling brave partake in their 48 oz. burger challenge. Your meal will be on the house, you’ll get a free t-shirt, and your picture on the wall. In addition, their special Shack Sauce is a little spicy and a whole lot delicious

The Cook Room

25 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953

This tiny little dive located in Middle Island, though you’d never know passing it on weekdays on your commute back from work, is hugely popular. On the weekends you can see cars lined up, parked all along the roadside just for this small restaurant. If you like to overlap breakfast with lunch then this is the perfect place for you. Great food, with that home-cooked feel, and many burgers and sandwiches to choose from.They are only open 7 am to 2:30 pm, and closed on Tuesdays, so plan ahead before coming to this location.

Farm Country Kitchen

513 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

Located in Riverhead this quaint, colonial house restaurant overlooks the Peconic River and has many fresh, natural food options. They have an ever changing menu with selections of wraps, burgers, paninis, and sandwiches. Enjoy a taste of the country at this hidden gem.

Mary’s Marvelous

207 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930

Mary’s Marvelous offers fresh, natural style foods for a great price. Located in eastern Long Island, in the seaside town of Amagansett, their dishes range from about $5-$15. They offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items on their menu. They also offer convenient mini sandwiches for those times when you’re looking for a small bite, instead of the regular full sized portion.

My Hero

1005 Jerusalem Ave, North Merrick, NY 11566

Established in 1970 and located in North Merrick My Hero is a staple in the area. Can you guess what they’re most renowned for? They offer cold heros, hot heros, and specialty heros, all for an awesome price. All of the heros are under $10 dollars and they are all very filling. Be aware that parking can at times be an issue and that credit cards are not accepted here.

Parlay Gastropub

210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11572

Parlay is a newer addition to the restaurant scene in Rockville Centre. They have wonderful burgers, sandwiches, and starters to pick from (baked mac and cheese being one of them, yum!) In addition to the food they have a grand selection of craft beers to accompany your meal. With lots of hops!

Se Port Deli

301 Main St, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733

Se Port is a standard in the East Setauket area of Long Island, and a very popular place, especially for the Stony Brook college crowd. During peak eating hours this place can get extremely busy but for the food quantity and quality it is well worth the wait. They have a truly extensive sandwich selection. With that in mind, you must try the "Gasm” sandwich, a restaurant-goer favorite.

Tiger Lily Café

156 E Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Located in scenic Port Jefferson, Tiger Lily Café is the place to go for healthy wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Offering both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, this alternative eatery is the perfect pick for a healthy lunch. They offer a juice and java bar and display wonderful local artwork and feature Long Island musicians during their Acoustic Sunday Sessions.

Now go get your grub on!
Have any other favorite lunch spots on Long Island? We want to know! Comment and let us know.