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"TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT" * 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 1-3 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: - - - Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News  |  School Closings

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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
August 30th
, 2013
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Dear Long Islander,

It's finally here - Labor Day Weekend! For many, this holiday weekend is enjoyed with an extra day off - perfect for enjoying a day of family fun before it's time to head back to school. This holiday, there's plenty of great entertainment - festivals, fairs, concerts, and more - our Labor Day Guide (listed below) has the full scoop on all of the best options - many of which are free! As summer draws to an end, students and teachers are gearing up to get back to school - but that doesn't mean there's not time for one last hurrah! We've got the scoop on all the best entertainment happening right here on Long Island, this weekend, and beyond. So get ready to enjoy the holiday, and gear up for Fall - there's plenty of fun to be had!
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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!
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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’s Labor Day Guide!
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This Week's Best Long Island Events 
Freedom Party Annual Michael Jackson Tribute
Do you love some Michael Jackson? If so head on down to Le Poisson Rouge this Friday, August 30th, at 10PM! This annual party will feature DJ Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi, and DJ Marc Smooth. Admission is $20. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear some of your favorite songs and have an incredible Friday night!

Olde Time Music Weekend
If you’re looking for a little old fashion fun this weekend, head on down to Old Bethpage Village Restoration for a day you won’t forget! The Old Time Music weekend starts this Saturday, August 31st and goes through September 1. Old Time Music Weekend will feature popular music of the Civil War period.  Learn traditional 1800s contra-dancing and listen to the sounds of a Brass Military Band plus historic baseball matches will be played daily! Admission is $10 or $7 for ages 5-12 and older than 60. Don’t miss this wonderful weekend filled with great music!

Live Art Fushion @ Oyster Bay Walk
Art and music are all the rage anymore, especially when done together! Head down to Oyster Bay  Walk this Saturday, August 31st, for Live Art Fushion from 7:30PM-11PM. This event features about 12 to 15 artists painting all together while being inspired by jazz music and audience interaction. You won’t want to miss this chance to experience art and music at their finest!

Cocktail Party Under The Tent
If you’re looking for something a little swanky this weekend, head down to Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary! This Saturday evening, August 31st, the Cocktail Party Under The Tent makes its return to SHJM at 6:30PM! This wonderful celebration will include dancing under the stars and the conclusion of the Big Bucks Raffle with more prizes and chances to win this year. Admission is $35 per person- $40 at the door. Don’t miss a fantastic night of drinks and fun!

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