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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 310 miles south of New York City NY or about 360 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 36.3N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 10 degrees at 8 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located off the North Carolina and Virginia coast will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. 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: - Flash 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 and canals may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * 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 Friday afternoon into Friday Night.

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Jets prepare for season with a new outlook After last season's 4-12 disappointment, the Jets are looking for a fresh start with their new hierarchy. Eric Mangini and Mike Tannenbaum have filled some holes left ...

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Jets prepare for season with a new outlook

After last season's 4-12 disappointment, the Jets are looking for a fresh start with their new hierarchy. Eric Mangini and Mike Tannenbaum have filled some holes left by the departed Herman Edwards. If the games are won in the trenches, then they are headed in the right direction.

One of the glaring weaknesses last year was the offensive line. The draft shored up two spots with tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and center Nick Mangold. On the defensive line, the team is switching to a 3-4 alignment and also traded away their best pass rusher, John Abraham. The belief is that former first round pick Dewayne Robertson will adapt to the nose tackle position. If he struggles, the entire defense will suffer. A good bet is the O-line will be in better shape than the D-line.

Who will be over center come opening day? Mangini stated that it is an open competition between Chad Pennington, Patrick Ramsey, Brooks Bollinger and Kellen Clemens. Penington should get the nod if his shoulder has healed from surgery. Ramsey is a decent backup, but that's about it. Bollinger took a beating in 2005 after Pennington and the since departed Jay Fiedler went down. Clemens has a good upside, but a rookie second rounder should not see much action.

The running game will be shaky with veteran Curtis Martin coming back from knee surgery. How many carries does he have left after taking a pounding year after year? There isn't much behind him, which will put added pressure on the passing game.

Kicker Mike Nugent will have to show more consistency than he did in his rookie year. A team with a questionable offense will be relying on field goals more than a team that can stretch a defense.

Whenever a new regime comes in, growing pains have to be expected. The Jets are trying to rebuild and had a strong draft. To plug two holes on the offensive line and get a quarterback of the future in the first two rounds was brilliant. A three or four game improvement is not out of the question. To think this team has a shot at a playoff berth would be a stretch. The AFC East has two teams way ahead of the Jets and one basically in the same boat. The Buffalo Bills are also going through a rebuilding process, but the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins should be the class of the division.

The Pats are the Pats. They may have taken a step back since their Super Bowl run. But any team with Tom Brady cannot be discounted. The Dolphins went through own transition period last year with Nick Saban as head coach, but were able to go 10-6, barely missing the playoffs. Now they have acquired Duante Culpepper at quarterback, which has been a revolving door since Dan Marino retired.

Will it be an easy task to turn the Jets around? No, but you have to give Mangini credit so far. Any disciple of Bill Belecheck and the Patriots know what it takes to win. Now they have to do it on the field-eventually.