Weather Alert!
"TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT" A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding, especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions become unsafe. - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for your area. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News  |  School Closings

Father's Day Fun, Upcoming Festivals, News & More in June 14th's Newsletter!

This week has been a wet one, with more rainy days than sunshine - including numerous flood watches. Thankfully, Saturday is supposed to bring us ...

 

 

 




This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
June 14th
, 2013
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This week has been a wet one, with more rainy days than sunshine - including numerous flood watches. Thankfully, Saturday is supposed to bring us some relief in the form of a warm, sunny day - perfect for enjoying one of the local street fairs, parks, or beaches. The official start of summer is right around the corner, and Long Island is definitely gearing up to make this season a great one. The next few weeks will be filled with special events including street fairs, summer celebrations, and more - be sure to check out our events calendar for the scoop on all the best upcoming events happening on Long Island this summer. If you're planning something spectacular, and you want to let Long Island know, be sure to submit your event to the calendar - it's simple to use, and free!
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Every Sunday, from 1-9PM join Off Key Tikki in Patchogue for their Key West Sunset Beach Party! There will be live music all afternoon and evening, lots of drink and appetizer specials, and cover charge includes an All You Can Eat Giant Tikki Burger, as well as an entry into their Trip to Jamaica Giveaway! There will also be a countdown before Sunset. You won't want to miss out on the kickoff to Off Key Tikki's Sunday Night Key West Sunset Beach Parties, which will be happening all summer long! They've also got live music happening every Saturday night - be sure to check it out!
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-475-1723.
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Last Minute Father's Day Gifts that Dad is Guaranteed to Love!
Father's Day is this Sunday - How Will You Celebrate?
On the third Sunday of June, families gather to celebrate their fathers and grandfathers. In 1910, the governor of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first “Father’s Day.” However, it was not until 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official, that the day became a nationwide holiday in the US. Father's Day gifts can really be fun.  Maybe it's because it's summer -- a time when people when people are naturally giddy. Or maybe it's because the behavior of TV dads like Homer Simpson, Don Draper or Walter White has lowered the bar of acceptable dad behavior.  Fact is, people buy gifts for their dad that they wouldn't buy anyone else, whether it's a beer opener t-shirt or a golf putter game that looks like the male posterior.
Local Headlines
Invasive Bamboo Problem Top Priority for Next Babylon Town Board Meeting
Recovering After the Storm: The South Shore is Restored After Sandy
Nassau County Beaches at Risk of another Closure Due to Rainfall
Brooklyn Nets Name Jason Kidd, Former Net/Knick, as Head Coach
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This Week's Best Long Island Events 
 
59th Annual Mattituck Strawberry Festival & Country Fair
Head out to Mattituck this weekend for one of the North Fork’s largest community fundraisers! The 59th Annual Mattituck Strawberry Festival and Country Fair will feature tons of your favorite strawberry treats and activities for kids! Don’t miss out on the Friendly Pirates Treasure Hunte, amusement rides, and over 100 craft vendors! See the event posting for times and costs. This festival will be going on all weekend, June 13th-16th, so bring the whole family! 

Kings Park Day Street Fair
It’s time for the annual Kings Park Day Street Fair! Head on down to Main Street this Saturday, June 15th, from 10AM-5PM, for the fair which will feature photography, fine art, handcrafted designs, wonderful gift items, and much more! Don’t forget to stop by the Longisland.com booth and say hi! This is one of the most anticipated events of the summer so don’t miss out!! 

11th Annual LI Comedy Fest
If you’re looking for some laughs this weekend then head on down to the 11th Annual Comedy Fest! Hosted by the NYCB Theatre at Westbury this Saturday, June 15th, from 8PM-11PM, this night of comedy will feature four of Long Island’s biggest names! Performers include Gary Valentine, Joe Starr, Chris Monty, and Richie Minervini! Tickets are $49.50 and proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society and ComedyCures. Give back and have a great life at this hilarious event! 

Father's Day Car Show & Swap Meet
If your Dad is a car lover then bring him down to the Father’s Day Car Show & Swap Meet this Sunday, June 16th, at the Merrick LIRR Train Station! This show will feature  live music, food, lots of products and rides for the kids! There will also be dyno for participants! Cost is $15.00 pre-register, $20 day of show. Don’t miss out on this awesome Father’s Day event!


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