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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.

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. to Appear on "NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough" on August

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Attorney and author Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. is scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of WNBC-TV's "NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough." The show is scheduled to air on August 12 at 7 p.m.

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Attorney and author Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. is scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of WNBC-TV's "NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough." The show is scheduled to air on August 12 at 7 p.m.

On the show, Ms. Raysor will discuss her book, "Living the Wealthy Life," and that every person has the ability to transform their current situation into something truly magnificent, regardless of their social or economic background. The transformation starts from within as people learn to take responsibility for their own actions rather than blame others. As an example, Ms. Raysor describes how she rose from poverty to become Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, Deputy Chief and later Senior Trial Counsel for New York City and before starting her own practice.

"Living The Wealthy Life" is an up-close and personal examination of what it takes to make your life great. Ms. Raysor lists and explains the "18 Principles of Wealthy Living" and reveals what those decisions are, what you need to know when you're making them and how to capitalize on each success to propel yourself closer to greatness.

Ms. Raysor also offers advice for keeping yourself on the right path in your personal decisions. Ms. Raysor said she felt compelled to write the book after the Remy Ma trial, in which Ms. Raysor represented the shooting victim.

On July 14, 2007, Remy Smith, also known as Remy Ma, shot Makeda Barnes-Joseph twice in the abdomen outside a nightclub. A grand jury indicted Ms. Ma with several counts, including first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. In March 2008, a New York County jury found her guilty. Ms. Raysor, who represented Ms. Barnes-Joseph during the trial, implored record companies to impose a morality clause on rap and hip-hop artists who sign onto their labels so that, in the event the artist is involved in any criminal behavior, they would be dismissed from their label.

"It was during the trial that I learned of the senseless acts of violence committed by a select group of rap and hip-hop artists and the fans who emulate them," Ms. Raysor said. "Not all rap and hip-hop artists participate in these violent acts; there are some artists who have taken the time to invest in our youth. With the 'Living the Wealthy Life' movement, I believe that we can go a step further in terms of accountability by carving out a solid blueprint towards success."

"NY Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough" presents the news of the day from the Greater New York City area, along with updates on continuing issues of importance in the city. The show can be seen on Channel 109 (Cablevision) and Channel 161 (Time Warner Cable).

For more information, visit livingthewealthylife.com.

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About Lauren P. Raysor

Lauren P. Raysor is an attorney concentrating in personal injury, civil rights, matrimonial and family law, and corporate, business and municipal legal services. A 1988 graduate of Fordham Law School, Ms. Raysor has worked on behalf of the people, both in her own practice and as an attorney for the City of New York and the State Attorney General's Office. In 1993, Ms. Raysor joined the New York City Law Department as Deputy Chief and Senior Trial Counsel, handling negligence cases in the city. From 1999 to 2001, she served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Bronx and Upper Manhattan, investigating and litigating consumer fraud cases. In 2002, Ms. Raysor served as President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, where she testified before the City Council on civil rights issues. She has handled high-profile cases, including representing the shooting victim in the case against rap and hip-hop artist Remy Ma.