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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.

Planning Your Fall Wedding!

Check out these cool ideas for having a fall wedding on Long Island!

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Fall is one of the loveliest times of year on Long Island, the perfect time to host your wedding. With Long Island’s magical parks and outdoor venues, an autumn wedding is sure to be an event your guests won’t forget. With a few DIY projects you can make your fall wedding an autumn themed wonderland.

Having your wedding in the fall means you get to have a bunch of fun picking out your themes. There are so many different ways to go when planning an autumn wedding simply because of all the different avenues you can take. If you are a Halloween fanatic you can most certainly incorporate that into your wedding, but if you simply just love the season you can have a more traditional style as well. Long Island offers the best shops and farm stands to get everything you might need.

Most people who have a fall wedding want to walk down the aisle underneath the changing leaves outside. But there are many ways you can bring the autumn feel indoors as well. With all the colors and decorations, there’s no need to worry about the risks of an outdoor wedding in the fall. With a few of these helpful tips you can be sure that your fall wedding will be everything you’ve dreamed!

Decorating the Venue: This part of the wedding planning is definitely the most fun! With all the different resources at your disposal for creating a fall wedding, you can be sure this will be unforgettable. The most important things when decorating the venue are the flowers. Autumn flowers are some of the most beautiful colors and will look amazing lining the aisle coupled with pumpkins and gourds. You can even buy fake leave or collect real ones to spread all around the room. If you are having your wedding outdoors you shouldn’t have to worry about purchasing the leaves. Low lit candles will also add to the deep reds and oranges to give your venue and intimate and romantic feel.

Centerpieces: There really are no restrictions to how you make your centerpieces fall themed. The possibilities are truly endless. A very popular way to go is to carve out a pumpkin and fill it with flowers of your choice. Doing something with candles is another popular option, such as putting tea candles in glass jars surrounded with leaves. You can even hollow out the very top of a pumpkin and place a wide candle in there surrounded with leaves and flowers. Another unique idea would be to find autumn colored candies, such as Reece’s Pieces, and fill up a glass jar with them with flowers on top!

Cake: Figuring out how to decorate your wedding cake is make a little bit easier with a fall themed wedding. Classic ideas include having white cake with leaves stuck in all around it. You can also do this with a chocolate frosted cake for a more rustic look. Other ideas include having a decorated tree run around the cake with leaves coming off the branches. Tiny pumpkins and acorns are also great little add-ons to adorn your cake with.

Wedding Favors: There are many different ways for you to show your gratitude to your guests for making it to your big day. A cool wedding favor is sure way to know they’ll remember it. For a unique fall themed favor you can give out make-your-own hot cider packets with the date of your wedding on the label. You can also give out little bags filled with fall colored candies. And any guest will love a decorated candy or caramel covered apple!