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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. Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News  |  School Closings

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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
August 23rd
, 2013
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Are you a karaoke star? Then you won't want to miss out on the Nest Bar & Lounge's Labor Day Karaoke Contest!

Monday, Sept. 2nd, head over to the Nest in East Meadow - sign up begins at 7:30PM, and the contest will begin after 9:30PM. The 1st prize will be $100, plus a pair of VIP tickets to the season finale of America's Got Talent!

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Dear Long Islander,

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean the fun is! This weekend, there are plenty of great fairs, festivals, and entertainment happening here on LI - and the week is looking pretty great too! As we inch closer to Labor Day Weekend, the fun really gets into full swing, and thankfully it's looking like we're going to have warm weather to enjoy as summer draws to an end. For many, it's almost time to get back to school - many college students are making their return to campus this weekend. For others, we're simply saying goodbye to the summer, and hello to fall, and getting ready for another fun filled season!
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Join Together to Walk Toward a Future Free from Alzheimers!
Join us for the 2013 Walk For Alzheimer’s, raising awareness and funds to help support local research as well as local families who are coping with a diagnosis of dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease.  Walk and Clambake will be held in Riverhead on August 24th; Walk and Mexican Fiesta will be held in Old Bethpage Village Restoration on September 7th and Walk and Fall Festival will be held in Westhampton Beach on October 26th, 2013. Join us today so that we will have a Future Free From Alzheimer’s tomorrow!
For more information, please visit their website, or call 631-820-8068.
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Long Island's Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide - Events, Things to Do, & More!
Celebrate the End of Summer with Great Entertainment & Fun
Labor Day is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September in celebration of the economic and social contributions of America’s hard workers which made and continues to make the country prosperous. In June 1984, an act passed by Congress officially made the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday. The first proposal of the holiday suggested that it be observed with a street parade, followed by a festival filled with recreational activities for workers and their families. This became the pattern for years to follow and these traditions are still honored in celebrations today. For many, Labor Day has also become to symbolize the end of the summer, and it serves as a last hurrah before kids head back to school. Here's the scoop on how to enjoy yourself with some of the fun and special events happening near you for this year with LongIsland.com’s Labor Day Guide!
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Looking to plan the perfect party for your child's birthday without breaking the bank? Then be sure to take full advantage of Rolling River Day Camp's special birthday savings, happening now through Monday! If you book before August 26th, you'll save $25 off of the party price - and if your child is already enrolled for their 2014 Summer Camp Program, the discount doubles! Basic Party Packages include 90 minutes of camp activities, decorations, party favors, pizza, and up to 15 guests - there are a wide variety of party enhancements available, and well as additional benefits for campers - be sure to check out their website for full details, and to plan the party all the kids will be talking about all year long!
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This Week's Best Long Island Events 
 
Back to School Jam
September is upon us and you know what that means, back to school! Head down to the Bread of Life Fellowship Church this Sunday from 10AM-6PM for the Back to School Jam! This annual event is aimed at launching students (pre-K through High School) into an exciting and successful school year. The event will have activities, food, games and most importantly, a Free Backpack Giveaway for each child! Don’t miss this opportunity to get back into the school year in style!

Greek Festival
Want to show your Greek Pride this weekend? Head on down to the Greek Festival at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption this Friday-Sunday, August 23nd-25th! The festival will feature homemade food, live music, dancing, vendors, children's activities, raffle, church tours and fireworks at 9 pm Friday and Saturday! Cost is $2 or free for under 12. Check the listing for times!

Art, Gift and Craft Fair
Looking for some good shopping this weekend? Head on down to the Art, Gift and Craft fair this Saturday at VFW Post 5350 in Quogue from 9:30AM-5PM. The fair will feature  many vendors, barbecue, raffles, and an auction!  All proceeds will benefit the Veterans Assistance Programs and Awards to the children in the local communities. Don’t miss on this great chance to support local vendors and a good cause!

5K/1Mile Fun Run for Sarcoidosis Awareness
The weather is looking good for this weekend, so get outside! Join the 5K/1Mile Fun Run for Sarcoidosis Awareness this Saturday, August 24th, from 7AM-5PM The run will start behind Jack Mccarthy’s Pub and is $25.00 admission until the day before race, $35.00 day of race. The race day will include a 5k race, a one mile walk, sports memorabilia auction, entertainment, food and refreshments! The race begins at 9AM.

Live Art, Drum and Dance Fest
Head out to Northport Village Park this Sunday for a day you won’t forget! The Live Art, Drum and Dance Fest is from 1-6PM and will feature live painting and live world beat
overlooking Northport Harbor! There will also be  40 Artists painting to the inspiration of the music! Don’t miss this spectacular day of art and music!

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