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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.


Suffolk's only Community School focuses on parental and community partnership to promote improved student learning and stronger families; avoid high-risk behaviors.

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BRENTWOOD, NY - June 13, 2011 - To help promote parental leadership and improve student performance through active participation with the school community, the JP Morgan Chase Foundation has provided a $150,000 grant to Family Service League to continue operation of Suffolk's only community school located in Brentwood.

Established in September 2010, the Brentwood Community School is based on a successful national model that establishes a partnership between the school district and the community and its resources. The focus is on the integration of academics, social services, enrichment activities, support and opportunities to improve student learning and school participation, to build stronger families and to create healthier communities. The ultimate goal of the community school is for the school to become the center of the community and to be open to all; day, evenings and weekends, year around.

The Brentwood Community School is managed by Family Service League, a leading social services agency and is aimed at the transitional period between middle school and high school students. Introduction to the Community School begins in the 8th grade where parents and students are invited to learn about the community school and opportunities for parental involvement are strongly encouraged.

"Community schools are a proven and beneficial resource in response to individual communities and their needs," said Karen Boorshtein, president and CEO, Family Service League. "Thanks to the generosity and partnership with Chase we can give students in Brentwood greater learning opportunities while bringing together positive developmental influences into their lives; namely families, communities and schools."

"Chase seeks to make a positive difference in some of the most challenged neighborhoods by partnering with the right non-profit organizations and members of the community to invest in community schools," said Vinny Mentar, community relations manager at Chase. "Our collaboration with the Brentwood school district and Family Service League will help achieve academic excellence in the Brentwood community."

About Family Service League
Family Service League (FSL), founded in 1926, is a not-for-profit, community based human service agency assisting more than 47,000 people each year. FSL serves individuals from infancy through the senior years and families, and offers 48 programs in 15 locations. Family Service League has five Family Centers -located in Huntington, Huntington Station, Bay Shore, East Yaphank, and Riverhead - where families can come and receive assistance to address a broad range of needs. Other program sites are located throughout Long Island from Huntington to Greenport to East Hampton. FSL is credentialed by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA) for meeting the highest standards of best practices and quality services for individuals and families. For more information, call 631-427-3700 or visit the Family Service League web site at
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Left to right: Massiel Torres, Office of Suffolk Legislator Montano; Eileen Smith, Program Director, Community School; Dr. Joan Lange, Assistant Superintendent, Brentwood Schools; David Bracero, Community School Coordinator; Karen Boorshtein, President & CEO, Family Service League; Vinny Mentar, community relations manager at Chase; NYS Assemblyman Phil Ramos; Dr. Larry Weiss, Senior Vice President for Programs, Family Service League; Lisa Jamison, Division Director, Family Service League. Front row: Elizabeth Cordero, Community School Parent Coordinator and Jose Suarez, Principal, Brentwood Freshman Center.