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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union, Hudson, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Richmond (Staten Island), Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 370 miles south of New York City NY or about 420 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 35.5N 74.9W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located along North Carolina Outer Banks will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - 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. * WIND: Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * TORNADOES: Protect against 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. * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Low probability of minor coastal flooding in vulnerable coastal areas during the high tide on Friday night.

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Style for Adults

LongIsland.com

Summer is coming to an end, and all the adults out there should make sure they live it up to the fullest while they still can!

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The summer is winding down but there is still time to pencil in some end of summer fun! Adults are busy getting kids ready for back-to-school, tidying up the house in preparation for fall, and coming to terms with having to say goodbye to another beautiful summer season here on Long Island. With so much going on it’s important to make time for yourself and the things you want to do before summer’s end.

There are tons of great live music performances, farmers markets, and festivals & fairs going on during this time of the year to help you say goodbye to summer in style! There are so many different ways to end the summer with a bang. If you’re a big foodie why not eat out at a new independent restaurant? If you’re a wine connoisseur make your way out to the North Fork to try a vineyard you haven’t had a chance to visit yet. If you prefer spending a nice quiet day at home to celebrate the end of the season, you can do that too!

Rock Out!: There are still many live concerts happening soon on Long Island, perfect for a fun night out, full of singing and dancing along to your favorite tunes. Local performers of all styles will be putting on shows within the next few weeks!

Bubbly Brews:  Are you a beer lover? Why not visit one of the many breweries on Long Island and try their beer sampler! You’ll be able to taste a few of their home brews before you decide which one you like best.

Fresh Food: There are still lots of farmers markets staying open through the end of the summer into fall. Make your way to one to purchase fresh produce, support small businesses, and talk to the local suppliers. You might learn something new!

Play Like A Kid: Play outside with the kids! You’ll get to spend some time being active, bond with your children, plus you’ll get a kick out of showing them things you liked to do/play when you were their age.

Wine Tour: Get together a few friends and family members for a day trip to some of the best wineries and vineyards on Long Island. Plan a wine tour so neither you or anyone else in your party has to worry about driving around from vineyard to vineyard. Just concentrate on having a great time while taste testing all of the different wines.

Looking to say your farewells to summer from the comfort of home? Do you prefer more of a relaxing end to your summer? Well, here are a few mellow suggestions on how to spend the rest of the summer the way you’d like to.

Check out our Things To Do section and Calendar of Events for even more fabulously fun ideas on how to spend your day!
 

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