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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 240 miles south of New York City NY or about 300 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 37.4N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 50 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 10 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located just east of the southern Delmarva Peninsula, will move northward along the coast towards the area today, making landfall near the New York City area tonight. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions today into tonight. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - 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. * WIND: Protect against 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. * 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. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering the surf zone. Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Localized minor flooding, inundation of 1 ft or less, along vulnerable coastal and shoreline locales of the Great South Bay of Long Island and Jamaica Bay, Lower NY/NJ Harbor, Coastal CT, Coastal Westchester, and Gardiners Bay during times of high tide this afternoon into tonight.

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Jets Open Training Camp at SUNY Cortland Far from Hofstra University, the New York Jets opened training camp on Thursday at SUNY Cortland. New digs, a new quarterback and a new coaching staff. That all ...

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Jets Open Training Camp at SUNY Cortland

Far from Hofstra University, the New York Jets opened training camp on Thursday at SUNY Cortland. New digs, a new quarterback and a new coaching staff. That all sounds great during two-a-days and 90-plus degree heat. But let's see what happens when December rolls around.

"We really have everything here and we can set out to accomplish everything that we have to do and make this a close-knit football team and get better," said Rex Ryan, who is taking over for Eric Mangini as field boss. "I think it is so important that when you come out from training camp three-and-a-half weeks from now, we are going to be a really good football team, an excellent football team."

Much of that depends on who is over center on opening day. After the Brett Favre one-and-done, the Jets are letting Kellen Clemens and rookie Mark Sanchez battle it out for the starting quarterback position. Heading into camp, Ryan has placed Clemens first on the depth chart, but that can change quickly.

Sanchez has looked towards the man who he is trying to put on the bench and has come out of it with a lot of respect for Clemens. "He'll go out of his way and talk to me about a read or individual play I was on," the former USC standout said. "You learn a lot from a guy that's been around for four years. There is a lot of experience there. That's important to me to respect him and obviously compete."

Clemens, who started eight games in 2007, has felt confident all along that he would come out on top, but also realizes that he will accept what is best for the team. "Right now, the situation is that it's an open competition and the best player is going to play," he said. "At the end of the day, this is a business that is concentrated on one thing and that is winning football games."

Another important aspect is the absence of Leon Washington, who is holding out for a better contract. "Everyone knows that Leon is a huge member of this football team," Ryan said of the talented running back/kick returner. "He is somebody that finished top-10 in punt returns, top-10 in kick returns. Obviously we want Leon here and we'll see what happens.

"Leon is under contract," Ryan continued. "Have there been some conversations among us and his agent? Yes, there have. I can't tell you the particulars right now but you never know what can get done."

With the quarterback decision and an unhappy backfield (starter Thomas Jones is also unhappy with his contract situation but reported to camp on time), Ryan has his work cut out for him in the early going. How the rookie head coach handles those two delicate situations will go a long way in the team's success out of the starting gate.

After last season's brutal finish, a fast start would be the best way to really make this a fresh start. December comes mighty fast in the National Football League.