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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: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Friday afternoon until Friday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * STORM SURGE - No storm surge inundation forecast - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Little to no storm surge flooding - PLAN: There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations for storm surge flooding are needed. - ACT: Follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor forecasts. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 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 - 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 - 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: - - -

10 Things Only Long Islanders Understand

Long Island has a very particular way of life that many out-of-towners won’t understand at first!

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1. We do not live IN Long Island

While everyone else lives “IN” an area, such as living “in” New Jersey, us Long Islanders live “ON” Long Island. This is the number one way to tell if someone lives “ON” Long Island or is from out of town.


2. Manhattan is just called “the city”

Every Long Islander will refer to the big apple as simply “the city” instead of saying New York City or Manhattan. No explanation is needed; referring to Manhattan as "the city" is more than enough.


3. Taking the LIRR may be faster than driving to the city

Driving to the city from Long Island can either be a breeze or be the longest hours of your life. During rush hour, the LIRR never fails to give you an easy, relaxing experience.


4. There are many alcoholic beverages on the LIRR

Especially on weekends or nights of concerts, the LIRR usually gets pretty full and many people like to crack a cold one on their way to see their favorite artist perform or for their night out. 


5. NEVER miss the drunk train home

Many Long Islanders like to go out into the city for a night of drinking and partying. While the LIRR makes it very easy for these people to get home, you absolutely do not want to miss the last train back. If you do miss the drunk train, you’ll find yourself waiting until the morning to get back to the sweet island. 


6. Long Island pizza is arguably the best

Photo by @eating_longisland

Everyone knows New York pizza is the best pizza you could ever find, but when people say New York, they are usually referring to the city. Long Island’s huge Italian population makes sure we have pizza that is just as great or even better than the pizza served in the city.


7. Long Island bagels are objectively the best

Photo by @lieats

Another famous NY food is the bagel. Although the city has some great bagels and delis, Long Island’s bagels beat the city’s bagels by far. No questions asked. If you disagree, you probably haven’t had a proper Long Island bagel, so go try one!


8. Half & Half is everything on LI

We don’t mean half & half creamer for your coffee. Instead, were talking about half iced tea mixed with half lemonade. This famous “Arnold Palmer” drink is a summertime favorite as well as during the rest of the year.


9. Billy Joel is more than just the “Piano Man” around here

Long Island native Billy Joel, from Hicksville, is famous worldwide. However, on LI he is a true icon. Long Islanders love to talk about Billy Joel being one of their own every time his song comes on the radio.


10. Long Island truly gets the best of both worlds

Long island has great pizza, even better bagels, gorgeous beaches, and is only a short train ride away from the city. We get to live in the comfort of the suburbs while being familiar with the city. There’s no place like home!