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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.

National College Fair Comes To Nassau Coliseum October 2

All is fair at Long Island's National College Fair! Will you be ready?

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Which is the fairest College Fair in all the land?

Why, the National College Fair, of course, hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and coming to Long Island (Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale) on Sunday, October 2, 2011 (11 AM to 4 PM).

Admission to the College Fair is FREE. [There is a nominal fee for parking.]

With more than 350 colleges and universities in attendance, and upwards of 10,000 students and parents expected to stream through the doors of the Coliseum (if only the NY Islanders could draw nearly as well), the frenzy to gather information, speak with college representatives, and one-up classmates who may have missed a booth or neglected to fill out a request for a Viewbook, begins.

Did we say stream in the doors? What we should have said was, like salmon swimming upstream. The crowds. The lines. The sheer madness of where do we go, who do we talk to, what should we ask, are we ever going to make it through this day, let alone the college application and admissions process?

As the late clothier, Sy Syms used to say, "an educated consumer is our best customer!" And so it follows, that a student -- and his or her parents -- who come to the College Fair prepared, forewarned, and armed with the necessary essentials to successfully navigate the Fair -- from its workshops on financial aid to its informal meetings with college admissions officers -- will get the most out of this crazy, angst-ridden day.

And how to prepare for the College Fair, you may ask?

Well, the first step -- and this is crucial -- is to pick up a copy of The School Guide's Long Island College Conference Manual. Copies will be available in your high school's Guidance Office approximately two (2) weeks before the Fair. Get a copy (before they're all gone), read it, study it, plot your course, plan your day, see who's who and what's what, and be ready![The College Conference Manual can also be viewed digitally at

Learn about the Information Sessions. Review the floor plan, so you know exactly where to find the colleges that interest you. Complete Student Response Cards IN ADVANCE of the Fair. Scan the QR Codes with your smart phone and avoid the hassle of waiting on endless lines. Save time. Save energy. Save what little is left of your sanity!

Be sure to take a copy of the College Conference Manual with you to the Long Island College Fair on October 2. It will be your road map to a meaningful, exciting, relatively relaxing day at the Fair.

As a college-bound high school student, or the stressed out parent of one, in the midst of that perfect storm of preparing college applications, visiting college campuses, and drafting countless essays and personal statements, you are on a need to know basis.

The College Conference Manual gives you what you need to know, before you go!

Okay. So there won't be any all-day ride bracelets or cotton candy at this Fair. [If, however, you stand in just the right place, with a favorable breeze wafting from the bowels of the Nassau Coliseum, you can just about smell the elephants in residence from the most recent appearance of the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus!]

The 2011 Long Island National College Fair may not be The Greatest Show on Earth but, unless you're planning on going to Clown College (and even then), the Nassau Coliseum is the place to be -- for children of all college-bound ages -- on Sunday, October 2!
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Check out the honorable mention of College Connection on page 63 of School Guide's College Conference Manual. Mention College Conference Manual when calling College Connection, and receive a 10% discount on all college planning services.

See you at the College Fair!
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The road to college begins at College Connection. 516-345-8766. Call us TODAY for a FREE telephone consultation, and get started down that road to college admission success!