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ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * 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 540 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 620 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 33.8N 78.5W - Storm Intensity 85 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 22 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Hurricane Isaias, located off the coast of North Carolina, will continue to move to north-northeast tonight along the coast. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. 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. Additionally, a few tornadoes are possible. Locally heavy rainfall 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 New York City Metro, Long Island, northeast New Jersey, southern portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, and southeast Connecticut. 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 into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across New Jersey, New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley, and portions of southeastern Connecticut. 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: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area 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: Protect against 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * 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.

Long Island Battle of the Breakfasts

Need a hearty breakfast fix but you're unsure where to go? The following Breakfast establishments on Long Island are well known and sure to satisfy every AM craving.

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Since the beginning of time, Moms have insisted that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That fact never becomes more true once you hit 12 o’clock after skipping breakfast. Instead of making the mad dash to the vending machine mid-day, why not start the day off right, and enjoy a full meal, the way that breakfast was meant to be enjoyed.  Breakfast is supposed to be hearty, all mighty, and most importantly filling - packed with both carbohydrates and protein to get your day going. So, that being said, fill up your breakfast plates with bacon, eggs, and pancakes from these coveted breakfast joints. On Long Island, there is an incredible selection of breakfast and brunch locations, but how can you decide which are worth venturing to during the AM hours? The following destinations serve great breakfasts that won’t disappoint you.

Maureen’s Kitchen
108 Terry Road, Smithtown, NY 11787; 631-360-9227
Maureen’s kitchen has a country feel. The seats are cow print and it is a family run business. The menu is classic and the location is loved and well-known amongst Long Islanders, so keep that in mind when you’re in a rush in the morning. The menu favorites are their cinnamon raisin french toast, their ham, egg, and cheese roll sandwich, and omelets. They also have different and out of the ordinary pancakes like pistachio pancakes, pumpkin-walnut pancakes, or orange pecan pancakes.

Thomas’ Ham & Eggery
325 Old Country Road, Carle Place; 516-333-3060
Thomas’ Ham & Eggery not only provides a dining in option, but they also have takeout available if you’re in a rush. Thomas’ is said to have the best oatmeal on Long Island. If you’re not a fan of oatmeal they have an incredible range of selections such as Greek frittatas, strawberry-croissant french toast, and even egg creams.

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IHOP is always a go-to option for breakfast. They always have your favorites on the menu and you leave completely satisfied. With IHOP there is no hopping it will be a good breakfast with good service, you know it will be what you expect.

Toast Coffeehouse
242 East Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777; (631) 331-6860
Toast coffeehouse has an artsy feel to it. They serve both breakfast, lunch, tapas, or fondue. Toast has their own specialty burritos like ‘the Gringo’, which is: egg whites, turkey, spinach and low-fat jack cheese. They also have creative omelets like ‘the Down Port’, which is lump crab, asparagus,crisp bacon, roasted red pepper and smoked gouda.  

The Cookroom
25 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953; (631) 696-4260
The Cookroom in Middle Island serves their famous croissant french toast all equipped with nutella and sliced fruit. They also serve 100 percent maple syrup fresh from Vermont. Their omelets are made with a side of homefries and toast. They also have the standard egg sandwiches that everyone seems to enjoy.

Fuel Your Body Cafe
196 W Old Country Road, Hicksville, NY 11801; (516) 933-3835 
Fuel Your Body Cafe has a ‘cheaters breakfast’ menu, listing anyones breakfast favorites but with some healthy options. The cafe has options rating on how hungry you are as well. The “Really Hungry!!” breakfast is 3 portions of french toast or 3 pancakes, 3 slices of bacon or 3 sausage links, or 3 slices of ham and 3 eggs. Fuel Your Body Cafe also has air baked fries and a  great selection of omelets.

Sweet Mama’s
9 Alsace Place, Northport, NY 11768; 631-261-6262
Sweet Mama’s has a larger menu than the usual breakfast joints and breakfast is served all day. The establishment has a 50’s decor and they have an outdoor patio. Sweet Mama’s proudly serves farm fresh eggs and they have a list of Mama’s specials, including: ‘The Big Daddy’ which gives you a little taste of everything: two eggs, two pancakes, two slices of french toast, bacon, sausage, and home fries. Sweet Mama’s also has tasty breakfast wraps and skillets, like the ‘Farmers wrap’ or the ‘Texas skillet’.

Jo Jo Apples
85 Lido Blvd, Point Lookout, NY 11569; 516-432-6494
This location is open for breakfast , lunch, and dinner.Jo Jo Apples is also a soda shoppe, so they have milk shakes, ice cream sodas, specialty mimosas and an extensive drink selection. The breakfast menu is praised for their Apple stuffed french toast, which is cinnamon raisin toast, filled with apples and sweet cream cheese, and then topped off with apples, walnuts, and whipped cream. They also have frittatas, omelets, pancakes, and specialty breakfast combinations.

Krisch’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor
11 Central Ave, Massapequa, NY 11758; 516-797-3149
Krisch’s was established in 1920 and takes you back in time with the atmosphere. The breakfast menu has a larger kid’s section than the usual breakfast places. The breakfast menu also has a create your own breakfast wrap option, a create your own three egg omelette, and a huge variety of breakfast specials that can satisfy anyone. The restaurant also makes their own signature homemade ice cream that is to die for.

Park Avenue Grill
178 Park Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701; 631-598-4618
Park Avenue Grill has a desirable list of gourmet specials including the ‘Baked Eggs in a Basket’ which is: two baked eggs wrapped in turkey bacon and swiss cheese, served on top of whole wheat french toast. They also have Cherry Banana Crumb Pancakes and Park Avenue Grill  serves any ingredient organic or fresh.|


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