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TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding, especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions become unsafe. - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for your area. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - - -

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Lobster Fest, Barn Dancing, Music Concerts and More

From food, music to laughs, we have you covered on all the hot spots for the end of the week on Long Island!

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Ready for a fun end of the week on Long Island? You’re going to get it because there’s a Lobster Fest event, barn dancing at Hallockville Museum Farm, music concerts with Strawberry Fields, Lady Antebellum and Robert Hunter, comedy performances and much more! Check out all the hot spots on Long Island here!

FRIDAY – JULY 25, 2014
Who: Strawberry Fields Concert At Glen Cove Village Square
Info: Enjoy a Beatles tribute concert with look-alike, sound-alike band Strawberry Fields. They’ll take you on a Magical Mystery Tour through the 1960s beginning with the year 1964.
Cost: Free Event

Time & Place: 7PM to 10PM at Glen Cove Village Square, Glen Street & Bridge Street, Glen Cove – (516) 759-6570

Who: A Night of Magic At Planting Fields Arboretum
Info:  Come out to enjoy a magic show that’ll include the levitation of a guest! Bring your own chair, blanket and picnic dinner.

Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6PM at Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay – (516) 922-9200

Who: Long Island Comedy Festival At Bellmore Playhouse
Info: Enjoy laughs as Paul Anthony serves as host with featured guests Keith Anthony, Rob Falcone, Chris Davis, John Santo and Maria Walsh.
Cost: $35

Time & Place: 8PM at Bellmore Playhouse, 525 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore – (516) 783-7200

SATURDAY – JULY 26, 2014
Who: 23rd Annual Lobster Fest At Founders Landing Wharf House
Info: This event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Greenport and Southold. While enjoying a delicious lobster or steak dinner complete with local corn and watermelon, live music will also play. Kids are also welcome with kids meals available.
Cost: Adults $40 (Advance Purchase), $45; Kids $7 For Choice Of Hamburger Or Hot Dog
Time & Place: 5PM to 8PM at Founders Landing Wharf House, Terry Lane At Hobart Road, Southhold – (631) 276-1993

Who: 12th Annual Hallockville Barn Dance At Hallockville Museum Farm
Info: The historic Naugles Barn will be filled with live music from the Dance All Night Band and caller Chart Guthrie will call the steps and teach the dances as you go along. Make it a fun event for the whole family! No experience needed.
Cost: $20 (Advance Purchase), $25 For Adults; $5 For Children 5-12; Free For Children 4 And Under

Time & Place: 6:30PM at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 298-5292

Who: Joan Rivers For The Paramount Comedy Series
Info:  Joan Rivers has more than four decades in the entertainment industry and beyond. Enjoy a night of hilarious comedy with her!
Cost: $40 to $110
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

SUNDAY – JULY 27, 2014
Who: Lady Antebellum At Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Info: Lady Antebellum has taken country music by storm with their debut album, including hit singles like ‘Love Don’t Live Here,’ ‘Lookin’ For A Good Time’ and ‘I Run To You.’ Come out to enjoy their live performance at Jones Beach!
Cost: $31 to $56.75
Time & Place: 7PM at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (516) 221-1000

Who: Robert Hunter – Songwriter for Grateful Dead & More At The Suffolk Theater
Info: Robert Hunter has helped shape a generation with his poetic lyrics. Come watch him live as he performs some of his biggest hits!
Cost: $45
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: Cats At BayWay Arts Center
Info: Enjoy colored and varied stories about felines making their home in an old abandoned junkyard. The performance is based off of the groundbreaking musical that won seven Tony Awards.
Cost: $14 to $22
Time & Place: 2:30PM at BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main Street, East Islip – (631) 43581-2700

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