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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued 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 * 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 370 miles south of New York City NY or about 420 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 35.5N 74.9W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located along North Carolina Outer Banks will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. 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: Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Low probability of minor coastal flooding in vulnerable coastal areas during the high tide on Friday night.

OVER 800 BICYCLISTS JOURNEY THROUGH LONG ISLAND'S GOLD COAST IN CHARITABLE BIKE TOUR

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Huntington Bicycle Club's Gold Coast Tour Takes Riders Through Five Scenic Courses & 16 Long Island Towns

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The Huntington Bicycle Club yesterday hosted the 29th Annual Gold Coast Tour, a unique cycling event that took over 800 bicyclists through 16 towns in a five-course scenic journey on Long Island's Gold Coast. Riders navigated their way through The Century Challenge, a 100-mile ride for the experienced biker, The Grand Tour Ride - a 70-mile ride through the many harbors and hills of the Gold Coast, The Vintage Villages Ride - a 55-mile ride through a string of charming and historic villages, The Scenic Harbors Ride - a 25-mile ride where cyclists enjoyed the magnificent views of Huntington and Cold Spring Harbors, and The Trial Ride, a 12.9-mile course where families and novice cyclists were escorted along a pleasant, flat route. Here, participants were taught about the rules of the road, bike safety, and were able to experience a safe, scenic, group ride.

The Gold Coast Tour, which officially kicked off at 7:00 am from Greenlawn, NY, took cyclists through the Long Island towns of Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Laurel Hollow, Oyster Bay, Locust Valley, Roslyn, Old Westbury, Brookville, Oyster Bay Harbor, Mill Neck Bay, Sea Cliff, Glen Cove, Bayville, Muttontown, Greenlawn and Centerport. Money raised from the charitable bike tour will be donated to the Head Injury Association as well as the League of American Bicyclists.

The Gold Coast Tour is one of the Huntington Bicycle Club's most anticipated events each year, said Tracy Riedinger, President, Huntington Bicycle Club. The five different tours enable cyclists of all levels to experience some of the most beautiful and challenging roads on Long Island.

Purolator International, the leading provider of U.S./Canadian logistics services, with U.S. offices on Long Island, partnered with the Huntington Bike Club to support today's tour. We are very pleased to support the Huntington Bicycle Club's Gold Coast Tour, said John Costanzo, President, Purolator International. Here in the US, Purolator International, and our parent company, Purolator Inc., based in Canada, are strong supporters of the environment. The Gold Coast Tour takes bicycle enthusiasts on five scenic rides of Long Island's historic Gold Coast where they can enjoy the beautiful hills, harbors and views of the North Shore - a superb and unique facet of the Long Island environment.

Thank you to all of our sponsors who came out to support this year's Gold Coast Tour, continued Reidinger. Tour sponsors include Purolator International, King Kullen Grocery Co., P&B; Heating & Air Conditioning, Industrial Instrumentation, Canterbury Ales, Wish Physical Therapy, Bike Works, Bicycle Planet, Brands Cycle & Fitness, Cycles Plus, Road Worx, Blistex, Slow-Mag and TD Bank.

Head Injury Association, a charitable beneficiary of the Gold Coast Tour, is recognized for its innovative residential and family support programming for survivors of head injury, and seeks to increase public awareness of traumatic brain injuries and its consequences. We are thankful to the Huntington Bicycle Club, to Purolator International and to all of the other sponsors, who came together to support today's event, said Liz Giordano, CEO of the Head Injury Association. Unfortunately thousands of bicyclists, pedestrians and automobile drivers suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year. The Head Injury Association provides programs to help victims achieve individualism, independence, integration and productivity in their lives.

For more information about the Huntington Bicycle Club and other upcoming events, visit their website at www.hbcli.org.

About Purolator International
Purolator International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada's leading Logistics Company. Purolator International specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within Canada. For more information about Purolator International, visit www.purolatorinternational.com.

In addition to facilities throughout New York, Purolator International has locations in key US and Canadian markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Boston, Raleigh/Durham, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.