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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.

Singer Tony Orlando to Appear at Annual Polo Match

Singer Tony Orlando to Appear at Annual Polo Match To Benefit Saddle Rock Ranch and Squadron A Foundation Old Bethpage, NY (July 20, 2011)

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Singer Tony Orlando, one of America's most endearing and enduring stars, will be appearing to receive an award for his work with veterans and will perform one of his signature hits at the Annual Polo Match to benefit children and adults with disabilities which is happening on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury. This event, which is hosted by the National Foundation for Human Potential and is sponsored by Mojave, will raise funds to pay for therapeutic riding sessions for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities as well as for local disabled veterans. Tickets are $75 per person, and will include an Argentinean style BBQ, wine, a tango demonstration and of course, the international spectator sport of polo. Special group packages are also available at $125 for couples, $150 for families and $600 for corporations. For more information about the event, please contact the National Foundation for Human Potential, Office of Development, (516) 870-1661. "We are very excited about being involved with the polo match that will help raise funds for Saddle Rock Ranch one of our most innovative services that fosters independence for those with different abilities," said Robert S. Budd, Chief Executive Officer, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc., (FREE), one of the not-for-profit agencies that will benefit from the event. "Therapeutic riding is one of our most popular activities at Saddle Rock Ranch. We are eager to partner with Squadron A Foundation to offer therapeutic riding lessons to veterans so they can experience the same improvements in physical and mental well-being that we have witnessed for other individuals." FREE acquired Saddle Rock Ranch, a beautiful 14-acre property in Middle Island, in 2004. The vision of the Ranch is to bring hope and happiness while facilitating integration into the community for children and adults with different abilities by implementing special programs that develop human potential. A variety of innovative treatment options are offered at Saddle Rock Ranch tailored to each person's needs and likes. Participants can choose agricultural pursuits, equine-assisted activities, pet therapy or prevocational opportunities. A unique aspect of Saddle Rock Ranch is the integration of the general community with individuals with disabilities. The Ranch is open to the community for riding lessons. Individuals without disabilities ride their horses, interact and have personal experiences with people who have disabilities on a daily basis. About National Foundation for Human Potential:The mission of the National Foundation for Human Potential is to promote, develop and encourage educational and support services for children and adults with different abilities through financial and other means of support. To meet that purpose, the Foundation raises funds and provides contributions and grant awards to organizations, which build communities. About Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE)FREE, founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits more than 3,000 individuals with different abilities or behavioral health needs or traumatic brain injury and their families each year on Long Island. Its mission is to help individuals of all abilities to realize their full potential and prevail over life's challenges. FREE's broad spectrum of services encourages individuals to share their gifts and talents as contributing members of the community. For more information, please call 516-870-1622 or visit About Squadron A FoundationSquadron A Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization which promotes activities related to equitation, horse therapeutic riding and cavalry traditions. For more information, please visit