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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * 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 770 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 850 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 30.7N 80.1W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 13 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. 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. Locally heavy rain 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 Long Island, southern Westchester and southern Connecticut, and the New York City and New Jersey Metro areas. 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. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeast New Jersey, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. 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: Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential 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: Prepare for 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. * TORNADOES: Prepare for 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.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for August 31 through September 2

As summer begins to wrap up, entertainment on Long Island just keeps on going!

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As summer begins to wrap up, entertainment on Long Island just keeps on going! This Labor Day weekend, enjoy musical entertainment from Soul Sound Revue, Glenn Baldwin & Friends of Jazz, Larry Chance and The Earls, Karmin and Hypno Smoothie. Native New York comedian Michael Che is also scheduled to perform at Governor’s of Levittown. If you’re looking for showings, then don’t miss the 37th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, 4th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts and the fascinating exhibit “Garbage Barge Revisited: Art From Dross” at Islip Art Museum. It’s also a nice chance to unwind with wine at the Long Island Wine Country vineyard and winery Sparkling Pointe. Check out the details below!

FRIDAY – AUGUST 31, 2012

Who: Downtown Sounds 2012 with Soul Sound Revue
Info: Enjoy music with Soul Sound Revue as it sings to Motown classic from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It’ll perform greatest hits from The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and more, recreating dynamic vocal harmonies and musical styling. The performance is brought to you by Glen Cove Downtown BID and the City of Glen Cove as part of its Downtown Sounds outdoor concert series.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Glen Cove Village Square (at intersection of Glen and Bridge Streets), Glen Cove – (516) 759-6970

Who: Glenn Baldwin & Friends of Jazz at Happenings on Main Street
Info: Happenings on Main Street, a street music festival brought to you by the Village of Northport presents Glenn Baldwin & Friends of Jazz to perform jazz music. Stop by with a blanket and lawn chair to enjoy a night of music at Northport Village Park.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Northport Village Park, (end of Main Street, patio at the dock), Northport – (631) 754-3905

Who: Comedy Night with Michael Che at Governor’s of Levittown
Info: Comedian Michael Che blends street culture with world issues in his comical acts. Come out to enjoy hilarious humor from a New York native talent.
Cost: $22
Time & Place: 8PM at Governor’s of Levittown at 90 Division Avenue, Levittown – (516) 731-3358


Who: Larry Chance and The Earls at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Info: Remember the good old days of the Doo Wop era with a performance from Larry Chance and the Earls, co-starring Jay Siegel’s Tokens at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a night of flawless harmonies.
Cost: $35+
Time & Place: 8:30PM at the Westhampton Beach  Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach – (631) 288-1500

Who: Sounds of Summer Concert Series Finale at Tanger Outlet, Arches Fountain with Karmin
Info: Throughout the summer musical groups entertained crowds at Tanger Outlet’s Sounds of Summer Concert. This weekend wraps up the series with the high profile band Karmin. It’ll play its top hits, including “Brokenhearted” and “I Told You So.”
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 6PM to 8PM at the Arches Fountain at Tanger Outlet, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park – (631) 667-0600

Who: 37th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Info: It’s a world-class equestrian competition show. On this day, the show is particularly suitable for families with the return of Optimum® Kids Day. Children activities will be available throughout the day, including complimentary pony rides and drawings for prizes. Children under 12-years of age are also admitted for free.
Cost: $10/person or $20/car load with free parking
Time & Place: 9AM to 5PM at 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton – (631) 537-3177


Who: 4th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts at Westhampton Beach Great Lawn
Info: St. Marks Church is hosting the 4th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts. Find artistic creations ranging from paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography prints, woodwork, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mix-media art and much more. The artisans of these works of art will also be present.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 5PM at Westhampton Beach Great Lawn, 35 Main Street, Westhampton Beach – (631) 421-1590

Who: “Garbage Barge Revisited: Art From Dross” Exhibit at Islip Art Museum
Info: If you haven’t paid a visit to see Islip Art Museum’s main exhibit, “Garbage Barge Revisited: Art From Dross,” don’t miss out on it. The exhibit ends after today. It brings you back to 1987 when Islip Town became infamous for a barge containing commercial trash with nowhere to go as the search went on for 3 months to seek out a landfill for waste. This led Islip Town to take a different approach where artists were asked to consider repurposing material that would otherwise have been waste. Check out the art work before the exhibit ends!
Cost: Suggested Donation $3
Time & Place: 12PM to 4PM at Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip – (631) 224-5402

Who: Wine Tasting with Hypno Smoothie music at Sparkling Pointe
Info: You’re probably familiar with Napa Valley, but how about the Long Island Wine Country? Sparkling Pointe is one of the local vineyards and wineries on Long Island. Make a visit for its tasting house and enjoy live music of Hypno Smoothie as part of Sparkling Pointe’s Sunday Summer Music Series.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 5PM to 9:30PM at Sparkling Pointe, 39750 County Road 48, Southold – (631) 765-0200

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