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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: - - -

Remembering 9/11 Fifteen Years Later: Memorials & Events Taking Place on Long Island

Commemorate and honor the many lives lost on September 11th, 2001 at a 9/11 memorial event on Long Island, NY.

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Remember, honor and commemorate those we lost 15 years ago at a 9/11 event on Long Island.

Photo by: Anthony Quintano via Flickr.

Fifteen years have come and gone since the infamous attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. The memory of that tragic day though, is one that is forever alive in the hearts and minds of Americans across the country, and across the globe. A lot has changed since that fateful day in 2001, but some things that remain the same are our collective grief about the events that unfolded that day, and our collective pride and deep appreciation of the bravery of our firemen, police officers and other emergency service workers who came to aid those in need, putting their own lives at risk. The unity of our country that followed after the 9/11 attacks, is another thing not to be forgotten.
Now, fifteen years later, we all come together to commemorate and honor those we lost and the brave men and women still alive today who answered the call and put their lives on the line.
Rocky Point FD 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at 9/11 Community Memorial
NY-25A & Tesla Street (next to the Shoreham Firehouse) Shoreham, NY 11786
Sunday, September 11th at 7 AM
Free Event
Come together to commemorate and honor those we lost during the World Trade Center attacks during this ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
September 11th Memorial Service at Point Lookout
1300 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach, NY 11569
Sunday, September 11th at 7:30 AM
Free Event
Come out to the shoreline of Lido Beach during this 9/11 ceremony presented by the Town of Hempstead. Seating is available but limited on a first come first serve basis.
Long Beach FD's 9/11 Remembrance Event at West Park Avenue at Lafayette Boulevard
West Park Avenue at Lafayette Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Sunday, September 11th at 7:30 AM
Free Event
Pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 and honor the first responders who were there during our time of need at this ceremony held by the Long Beach Fire Department.
9/11 Remembrance Gathering at the Long Beach Recreation Center
700 Magnolia Boulevard, Long Beach, NY 11561
Sunday, September 11th at 8 AM
Free Event
Join this remembrance gathering with Long Beach veterans, city officials and clergy at the Recreation Center Parking Lot to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.
September 11th Memorial Service at Mary Jane Davies Park
Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030
Sunday, September 11th at 8 AM
Free Event

Town of North Hempstead’s Fifteenth Anniversary September 11th memorial service will be held at Mary Jane Davies Park in Manhasset.
9/11 Guided Meditation & Walk for World Peace at Heckscher Park
9/11 Memorial, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, September 11th at 8:30 AM
Free Event

In honor of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Dipamkara Meditation Center is organizing a meditation and walk for world peace for all to participate in.
9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Islip's Veterans Memorial Park
Main Street, Islip, NY 11722
Sunday, September 11th at 9 AM
Free Event

Please join members of the community for a memorial service on the front lawn of Veterans Memorial Park located adjacent to Islip Town Hall.
September 11th Anniversary at Farmingdale United Methodist Church
407 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Sunday, September 11th from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Free Event
The general public and all Farmingdale firemen, emergency responders and their families are invited to attend this service honoring our emergency service workers.
Setauket Fire Department's 9/11 Memorial Service
Nicolls Road, Setauket, NY 11733
Sunday, September 11th at 10 AM
Free Event

Join members of the Seatuket Fire Department for a 9/11 service to commemorate the 15th anniversary.

9/11 Remembrance at Virginia Avenue Remembrance Garden
Virginia Avenue and West Beech Street, Long Beach, NY 11561
Sunday, September 11th at 11 AM
Free Event
Join members of the Long Beach community at 11 in the morning for a September 11th remembrance service at the Remembrance Garden in Long Beach.
Paint Nite: NYC Skyline Tribute at TGI Friday's Lake Grove
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Sunday, September 11th at 12 PM
Paint the New York City skyline as it looked before the horrific attacks on the Word Trade Center during this Paint Nite 9/11 tribute event on September 11th.
9/11 Tribute Concert by The Long Island Choral Society at Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741
Sunday, September 11th from 2PM - 3:30PM
Free Event
Listen to a selection of thematically uplifting and patriotic pieces in commemoration of September 11th during this tribute concert performed by The Long Island Choral Society. 
Stan Edwards: Tony Bennett Tribute 9/11 Tribute Show at Hauppauge Public Library
601 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Sunday, September 11th from 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Event
Head to the Hauppauge Public Library to hear the soothing sounds of Stan Edwards and his trio as they perform the songs of Tony Bennett in a tribute to those we lost on 9/11.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber's 9/11 Memorial
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Sunday, September 11th
Free Event
All are welcome to see the unveiling of a 9/11 memorial sculpture, featuring a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, by L.I. artist David Haussler.
Bohemia Fire Department's 9/11 Memorial Service
950 Pearl Street, Bohemia, NY 11716
Sunday, September 11th at 5 PM
Free Event

This special community event will focus on hope, reflection and the celebration of life on the 15th anniversary of the tragedy.
Memorial Ceremony at Lynbrook Village Hall's 9/11 Memorial Park
1 Columbus Drive, Lynbrook, NY 11563
Sunday, September 11th at 6 PM
Free Event

Share in this special tribute with members of the community during the town's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Memorial Garden.
Moonlight 9/11 Memorial Service at Sayville Common Grounds at Rotary Park
Gillette Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782
Sunday, September 11th at 7 PM
Free Event
A moonlit memorial will be held at Rotary Park in Sayville to honor those lost on 9/11 and the family and friends affected by the tragic event that took place 15 years ago.
9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Malverne's Gazebo
Church Street, Malverne, NY 11565
Sunday, September 11th at 8 PM
Free Event

Spend the evening with the Malverne community in a tribute to the First Responders and victims of September 11th, 2001.

Reading of the New Names at 9/11 Responders Remembered Park
316 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset, NY 11767
Saturday, September 17th at 10 AM
Free Event

9/11 Responders Remembered Park will be adding new names to its wall during this special dedication ceremony.