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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.


The competitiveness of this year's Triple Crown horse races has sparked renewed interest in thoroughbred racing, so why not continue the excitement and visit upstate Saratoga Springs for the August racing meet? Once upon a ...

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The competitiveness of this year's Triple Crown horse races has sparked renewed interest in thoroughbred racing, so why not continue the excitement and visit upstate Saratoga
Springs for the August racing meet?

Once upon a time, Saratoga seemed to be reserved for the wealthy elite, when folks like "Diamond Jim" Brady and the Vanderbilts
made it the summer place to be for the rich and famous. These days, Saratoga is more egalitarian, but it still has an elegant atmosphere that'll make you feel like you've "made it" just being there.

In addition to "The Sport of Kings," Saratoga offers the kind of cultural activities that followed the "super rich" to their vacation retreat. It is the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra, but these days you'll also find jazz, rock and country stars at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. And then there are the spas, which is how the area got its reputation as a resort in the first place. Several of these lavish emporiums have been restored to their former glory on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park. Another attraction is historic, the Saratoga National Battlefield Park, site of the battle which turned the tide to the Americans during the
Revolutionary War.

Accommodations can be hard to get during the August racing meet, but you can try the massive Gideon Putnam Hotel, also on the grounds of the State Park,
or you can go the B&B; route at the Union Gables
Bed & Breakfast near the track, or King's Ransom Farm in the nearby countryside. For further information on planning a vacation in Saratoga, contact the Saratoga County Chmber of Commerce at 1-800-526-8970, or get them on the web at Enjoy!