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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * 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 770 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 850 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 30.7N 80.1W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 13 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve 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, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across Long Island, southern Westchester and southern Connecticut, and the New York City and New Jersey Metro areas. 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 expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeast 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 dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential 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: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area 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. * 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.

Meltzer Lippe's Litigation and Labor and Employment Groups Add New Associates

Two experienced New York City litigators: Jessica Mastrogiovanni and Larry R. Martinez, have joined Long Island's business law firm, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP.

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Two experienced New York City litigators: Jessica Mastrogiovanni and Larry R. Martinez, have joined Long Island's business law firm, Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP (Meltzer Lippe), Jessica Mastrogiovanni as counsel in the Litigation Group and Larry Martinez as an associate in its Labor and Employment Group. Lew Meltzer, managing partner of the Mineola law firm, made the announcement.

Jessica is a formidable litigator with significant success representing individual and business clients in complex civil litigation matters and arbitration, said Meltzer. Her casework has included media-related litigations, non-compete and trade secret litigation and breach of contract, among others. Of Larry Martinez, Meltzer noted, While representing the City of New York and its many agencies, Larry successfully litigated a broad range of employment and civil rights matters. We are pleased to bring Jessica and Larry's expertise to the firm.

Prior to joining Meltzer Lippe, Jessica worked at Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm based in Manhattan. While there she represented Fortune 100 and 500 companies, medium-sized businesses and individuals. Clients included a cable network entrepreneur prosecuting breach of contract, fiduciary duty and trade secret misappropriation claims relating to the establishment of a news network in the People's Republic of China; and the successful recovery of $46.5 million from the Victims Compensation Fund for 11 families of employees of Cantor Fitzgerald LP who were victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Brooklyn Journal of International Law and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society at Brooklyn Law, from which she graduated magna cum laude. Jessica is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar and is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She lives in Manhattan.

In his previous position as an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Larry Martinez represented the City in its role as the employer of more than 250,000 workers. His litigation experience includes defending claims raised by municipal employees alleging violations of First Amendment rights, discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII, the ADA, ADEA and State and City Human Rights Laws. Larry also defended the City in collective actions relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act and claims by individual City employees and unions based on collective bargaining agreements and the Civil Service Law.

Winner of the Corporation Counsel's 2008 Legal Rookie of the Year Award, Larry was also a 2010 nominee for the New York City Bar Association's Municipal Affairs Award. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Albany Law School of Union University and his B.A. from Wesleyan University. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in the U.S. District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Larry lives in Islip, NY.

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