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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.

Good Looks And A Golden Voice Is Guiding Up And Coming Recording Artist: Stay Key

Long Island up and coming recording artist Stay Key building a name for himself worldwide.

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In an industry that has a few “real” solid singing voices comes along a Long Island native that stands out due to his talents. The young Stay Key is not a stranger when it comes to “cutting your teeth” in the music game. He has been baptized into the pool of music at a very young age and has ridden the waves like a skilled swimmer. Stay Key’s first exposure to music was classical, but he was soon influenced by the sounds of Motown. At this point of his life he was twelve years old and was then turned onto bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. But then he began to learn how to master the saxophone and his musical tastes turned to Jazz. Acts like Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis began to make up his record collection. It seemed that he traveled into almost every aspect of music as he soon veered into alternative rock with an interest in Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

Music has always been my source of inspiration and release. It's not really a competition for me. There are many talented artists out there and I have been influenced by so many of them. To put it simply, music is my fuel - it keeps me going. We are inextricably intertwined and I cannot imagine living in a world without music,” commented Stay Key.

Stay Key took his talents on the road and found himself performing around the world. Like any other artist he started at local bars and branched out to more upscale venues. One of the most prestigious locations he ever performed was at Carnegie Hall. He has performed in South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. His first exposure to a large audience was when he sang the National Anthem at a Boston Celtics game.

As Stay Key kept pushing along he soon developed a connection with music mogul Chris Panaghi. A creative relationship was formed and Stay Key had the opportunity to work on a few projects. They decided to work on a few cover songs to start off and build a fanbase. The first two songs were “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Too Close”. Stay Key aced both of them with great precision. The acoustic versions of both tracks are a testament to his musicianship and vocal skills. You can hear “Don’t You Worry Child” and "Too Close" on YouTube - both videos are included at the bottom of this article!

“I like to take whatever popular music comes out and do my own version. I find it really helps my musicianship, seeing what chord progressions and melodic lines other artists are using.”

Currently Stay Key is in the process of completing the finishing touches on his new original release "Shadow On My Side". The track was recorded with real instruments rather than the current trend of computer-generated instruments. Stay Key is truly excited with the upcoming release of this track and is also looking ahead to even more future projects.

Keep up with Stay Key on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter for all the latest updates about current and future releases, as well as local, national, and international tour dates.