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ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH** 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 130 miles north of New York City NY or about 160 miles northwest of Montauk Point NY - 42.7N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 65 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 40 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast this evening as the storm moves north of the area. While threats are beginning to diminish, strong winds will continue into this evening. In addition, minor coastal flooding, high surf, and dangerous rip currents will continue. Strong winds will continue across the area into early this evening before diminishing tonight. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters through tonight. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue along the ocean beaches through Wednesday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the area. Remain well sheltered from dangerous wind having possible significant impacts. If realized, these impacts 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: Potential impacts from the main surge event are possible this evening. Remain well away from locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts 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.

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Long Island has it all to keep your evening entertainment going!

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Long Island has it all to keep your evening entertainment going! This week, you can enjoy a free movie on the lawn of Town Hall Park in Lindenhurst where it will be screening Muppets on Monday. Also on Monday, get a free psychic reading at The Vine Wine Bar in Merrick. For Tuesday, head over to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater for a music concert with Kelly Clarkson and The Fray or enjoy a hilarious musical performance of Menopause The Musical at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. On Wednesday, enjoy a night of Italian festivities as the Sons of Italy Cellini Annual Italian Festival kicks off in New Hyde Park. It’s also ladies night at The Nutty Irishman of Farmingdale where drinks are free starting at 9PM or guest can enjoy $2 Bud Light bottles. For Thursday, head over to Southampton to enjoy the Southampton Arts Festival Concert or unwind with a drive-in movie opportunity at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport for the screening of Dolphin Tale. Check out the details below!

MONDAY – AUGUST 20, 2012

Who: Muppets Movie On The Lawn
Info: Enjoy a free movie on the lawn at Town Hall Park, presented as part of the Town of Babylon 2012 Movie Series. It will be showing Muppets. All you need is a chair, blanket and some snacks for a fun movie night.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8:30PM at Town Hall Park, 200 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst. The rain date is Tuesday, August 21.

Who: Psychic Readings at The Vine Wine Bar
Info: The Vine Wine Bar has invited Karin Marcello to come in and offer its guests a night of individual and group psychic readings. Also enjoy its wines from around the world and its tapas-like menu of appetizers, finger foods and desserts.
Cost: Free Psychic Readings
Time & Place: 7PM at The Vine Wine Bar, 2259 Merrick Road, Merrick – (516) 812-7883


Who: Kelly Clarkson and The Fray Perform at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Info: Kelly Clarkson was discovered on Amercian Idol and ever since, she’s been capturing crowds with her singing abilities. She has a co-headlining tour with The Fray at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre. Clarkson will be promoting her album, Stronger, while The Fray promotes Scars & Stories. Carolina Liar will also be featured in the opening act.
Cost: $36 to $746
Time & Place: 7PM at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh – (800) 558-8468

Who: Menopause The Musical at Landmark On Main Street
Info: It is a show that has kept people laughing for over 10 years. It is a hilarious musical celebrating women and the change – menopause. Set to music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, it tells the story of four women at a lingerie sale with very little in common except for a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, sex adventures, or lack thereof, and more.
Cost: $49.50 to $59.50 for tickets
Time & Place: 8PM at Landmark On Main Street, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington – (516)-717-3990


Who: Sons of Italy Cellini Annual Italian Festival
Info: The annual Italian festival officially kicks off today. Enjoy zeppoles, pastries, rides, games, musical entertainment, vendors and more. The festival runs until August 26th, and today’s musical entertainment will feature Gianni Monti Sound.
Cost: $1, those under age 8 get in free. Use this ride coupon for $5 off unlimited rides.
Time & Place: 6PM to 11PM at the Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Avenue (off Denton Avenue), New Hyde Park – (516) 747-1680

Who: The Nutty Irishman of Farmingdale Ladies Night
Info: It’s Ladies Night at The Nutty Irishman of Farmingdale, and that means drinks are free. Bud Light bottles are also available for $2 and DJ Rumer will be rockin’ the house. Enjoy great music, good times and free drinks (for ladies) at this Irish bar tonight!
Cost: Free Drinks for Ladies
Time & Place: 9PM to 12AM at The Nutty Irishman of Farmingdale, 323 Main Street, Farmingdale – (516) 293-9700


Who: Southampton Arts Festival Concert
Info: A gathering of leading musicians and child prodigy students brings together the international classical music festival. Its musicians at the festival include winners of Tchaikovsky, William Kapell, Montreal, Paganini, Young Concert Artist and Queen Elizabeth International competitions. Musicians from the New York Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and others will also be present. A portion of proceeds from this festival will go towards Child Prodigy and Autism and other local organizations for autistic children.
Cost: $20 (includes concert and reception), students and senior citizen receive a $10 discount
Time & Place: 7PM to 9:30PM at the The Cultural Center’s Levitas Center Of The Art, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton – (917) 520-0611

Who: Movies on the Lawn at Crab Meadow Beach
Info: Enjoy a viewing of Dolphin Tale at the Crab Meadow Beach. This drive-in movie night is part of the Movies on the Lawn program hosted by Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and the Town of Huntington.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 8:30PM at the Crab Meadow Beach, 220 Waterside Avenue, Northport – (631) 321-3112

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