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TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Friday afternoon until Friday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * STORM SURGE - No storm surge inundation forecast - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Little to no storm surge flooding - PLAN: There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations for storm surge flooding are needed. - ACT: Follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor forecasts. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 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 - 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 - 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: - - -

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Northport VA Medical Center/New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in accordance with 38 U.S.C. Sec. 8161, et. seq., provides notice of a public hearing to present VA s proposal and receive views on an Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) project at Northport VA Medical Center (VAMC). The VAMC proposes to establish an EUL for affordable Assisted Living housing for eligible Veterans on a priority basis and eligible non-Veterans, on an approximately 20.67 acre parcel of land that extends from the main gate to the rear gate of the facility.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. (EST)

Auditorium, Northport VA Medical Center
First Floor of Building 5
79 Middleville Road
Northport, New York 11731
IDENTIFICATION OF PROPERTY TO BE LEASED: The Northport VAMC is located at 79 Middleville Road in Northport, New York. The campus consists of approximately 260 acres. The targeted EUL site on the VAMC campus consists of approximately 20.67 acres of land located on the north east portion of the property. Utilities are located near the proposed site.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED USE OF THE PROPERTY: The proposed use of the property is to provide affordable assisted living housing for eligible Veterans on a priority basis and eligible non-Veterans. The project would improve Veterans quality of life by providing those in need with assisted living housing and better access to VA health care services. It also would benefit VA by reducing its operational costs at the VAMC campus.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED LEASE: Using VA s Enhanced-Use Leasing authority, VA plans to lease the site to a selected lessee for a term of up to 75 years. The lessee would develop, operate, and maintain the VA property for the proposed use. In exchange for the EUL, VA would seek to obtain rent, and/or in-kind consideration from the lessee. Such in-kind consideration likely would include priority placement for Veterans seeking occupancy into the housing units, and assisted living housing and related services to Veterans.

The public is invited to attend the hearing and encouraged to submit comments on the proposed enhanced-use lease project in writing prior to the hearing to:

Philip Weisbroat (137)
Facility Planner
Northport VA Medical Center
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768

--- Regards, Walt Schmidt