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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.

Team Murray Launches 2011 Campaign Website

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and her team of running mates have announced the launch of their campaign website, The website offers detailed information on the entire Team Murray slate of candidates including Councilwoman ...

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TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, NY - Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and her team of running mates have announced the launch of their campaign website, The website offers detailed information on the entire Team Murray slate of candidates including Councilwoman Angie Cullin, Councilmen James Darcy and Ed Ambrosino as well as Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin. In addition, outlines the priorities of Kate Murray and her respected colleagues, such as the Supervisor's plan to produce a 2012 budget that freezes all town taxes. Social networking, video clips, photo galleries, news updates and other features are components of the website.

"I am proud that my running mates for Hempstead Town Board and I are able to share important information on the Team Murray agenda with people on the Internet," stated Murray. "The Team Murray website offers details on the background and experience of our officials, news on the team's priorities, videos about governmental initiatives, a contact page for volunteers, photos and social networking links to the team's facebook and twitter pages."

Some of the web content includes information on Hempstead's top Wall Street credit ratings and awards conferred upon the township by independent budget reviewers. Details on Hempstead's landmark legislation that halted telecommunications giants from destroying local residential neighborhoods with unneeded cell towers is available on the Team Murray site. An update on the team's successful effort to shut down a seedy West Hempstead Hotel and replace it with beautiful and innovative train-commuter-friendly apartments is also featured.

"I invite neighbors to visit the website and read about the town's top Wall Street credit ratings and Hempstead's awards for responsible budgeting," stated Cullin. "Neighbors can watch the video of Hempstead Town knocking down West Hempstead's derelict Courtesy Hotel in preparation for construction of new train-commuter-friendly homes that are part of the township's community revitalization efforts - just visit our website," added Darcy. "Important quality-of-life legislation like the town's cell tower law, which is preventing telecommunications giants from destroying neighborhoods, is discussed on the Team Murray site," stated Ambrosino.

Visitors to can also learn about Supervisor Murray's work to combat coastal erosion, the efforts that she and her colleagues have undertaken to enhance renewable energy and promote recycling as well as the team's impressive work to support reasonable development and significant economic investment in our area. Finally, website viewers will read about Hempstead Town's success in maintaining all programs in full force while holding the line on taxes for 2012 and earning the highest Wall Street credit ratings available.

Residents who want to follow the activities and governmental updates of the Murray Team can utilize the facebook, twitter and linked-in links on the website.

"I encourage neighbors to visit and learn all about the finest government officials who have made Hempstead Town the greatest place to live, work and raise a family," concluded Murray. "Visit the site today and watch videos, view photos and read about the team that is freezing town taxes in 2012 and helping people."