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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: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes

Marketing Ideas for Selling a Car

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The sales industry today is getting more and more competitive. selling a caris not as it used to be. Traditional marketing strategies are not enough any more for sellers to meet their target. Whether you ...

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The sales industry today is getting more and more competitive. selling a caris not as it used to be. Traditional marketing strategies are not enough any more for sellers to meet their target. Whether you are a dealer or a just a private seller, there are many modern avenues that you can use to market your vehicle. There are expensive and also free marketing opportunities for you. Both can be effective.

Before you start with a marketing plan, you need to determine first how much you are willing to spend.

Join a Social Network

You will surely agree that the internet has totally changed the way we do business. With almost 100 million people on social networking websites such as Facebook, it is a virtual gold mine. This is a great avenue to market your car sales business. You don't even have to place an advertisement.

Market your Car Online

You can post your car for sale on Craigslist or an online auction site like eBay. Some local newspapers accept internet advertising on their website for a fee and you can purchase printed ads spots as well. Remember to place a link to your own website in the advertisement if you are a dealer.

There are other sites to consider such as AutoTrader or Cars.com. They both have options for a single sale or a package. Social networking sites such as Myspace and Facebook also carry ads and may prove beneficial to you. You can buy a banner ad at those websites that advertises the fact that your car is for sale.

Go outside where the people are

When buyers can?t come to your shop, go to them. I once saw a brand new car parked inside a mall, there were so many people as curious as me and a few were talking to an agent on how they could buy it. Before the week was over, the dealer had some confirmed orders. Whether you are a dealer or an individual seller, you will benefit from parking and displaying a vehicle in a usually crowded place like a mall or high-traffic area like a parking lot or a busy roadside with a sign that says, ?For Sale.? When parking a car along a roadside, use a sign with bright big letters to catch people?s attention. Include a contact number that is big enough for a passer-by to see. Mall advertising may be expensive but very effective.

Car shows are also beneficial to car sellers. You can enter your vehicle in the show or simply leave it on the parking lot with a sign to grab the attention of buyers. Most people in car shows are car enthusiasts or car buyers so you won?t have much difficulty making a sale there if you play it right.

Let Word of Mouth Work for You

In most cases, word of mouth is a great marketing tool both for the individual seller and dealer. A private seller should let other people know that he is selling his vehicle. He can even ask them to pass on the message to others as well. Even though his friends and acquaintances are not buying, they may know someone who does.

Dealers on the other hand should always strive to satisfy his customers as people usually make recommendations to their friends when they are satisfied. A dealer can even offer an incentive to satisfied customers for a business referral. The incentive can be in cash or free services such as an oil change. Giving away free dealer license plate brackets or stickers with the dealer?s information to a customer who has already bought from you is also a good idea.

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