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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: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: early this evening until early Saturday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - 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 - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - 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: 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: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes

Wednesday's Top 10: Halloween Sweet Shops

LongIsland.com

After Halloween costumes, candy is the second most important part of celebrating the holiday.

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I can close my eyes and imagine being in the middle of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory!  The delicious smell of chocolate, the rainbows of colored candy, Oompa Loompas, the Scrumdidilyumptious Bar, and so on.  OK, back to reality.  Well, fortunately  you don't have to win a golden ticket since there are some delicious local sweet shops.  
 
Candy has a sweet way of bringing you back to your childhood. Savor the memories and rediscover the old-fashioned candy of yesteryear.  For a real blast to the past, check out vintage-style candies that will satisfy your sweet tooth.  It can be fun to share a story with a child about your own memories.
 
These shops have walls lined with old-fashioned candy jars, shelves stocked with the finest confections from around the world, and  treats you probably haven’t seen in years.  From nostalgic to new, minty to sour, tiny to giant-sized, liquid to chunky, lavender to silver, hard to chewy, gourmet to gummy boogers, you can find it all!
 
Let the neighbors start talking about the terrific Trick-or-Treat candy you give out.  Check out our favorite sweet shops.
 
  • Port Jefferson Frigate 
    99A Main Street, Port Jefferson (631) 474-8888  
    They feature a complete line of Godiva chocolates, gift baskets, homemade fudge, nostalgic candies, unique candy and sweets-related gifts and much more!

     
  • My Candi 
    317 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore (516) 809-7470  
    The walls are full of different kinds of self-serve candy (sold by the pound); novelty candy, chocolate-covered pretzels, other handmade chocolate items and ice cream are served year-round. 

     
  • The Candy Store on Main Street 
    1061 Willis Avenue, Albertson (516) 708-9581 
    They offer a wide selection of bulk and wrapped candy, nostalgic vintage candy, birthday parties and candy centerpieces.

     
  • Sweeties Candy Cottage 
    Locations in Huntington and Port Washington 
    Here you will find novelty and nostalgic candies, favors, centerpieces, melting chocolate to make your own treats and handmade, hand-dipped, custom candy creations. This include candy sushi and custom shaped chocolates.

     
  • CandyLand Creations 
    197 Main Street, East Setauket (631) 675-2450  
    The one-stop shop for candy, gourmet chocolates and hard to find nostalgic candies.

     
  • Wrapping It Up 
    180 Park Avenue, Amityville (631) 598-4400  
    They carry over 350 kinds of candy.  So your favorite will be easy to find.

     
  • The Sweet Spot Shoppe
    128 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview (516) 942-2639 
    Their specialty is a "pretzel pizza" - a base of pretzels drizzled with chocolate and caramel as "sauce," and Oreo cookie crumbs, M&Ms and chocolate chips as toppings.  It even comes in a pizza box.

     
  • St. James General Store 
    516 Moriches Road, St. James (631) 854-3740 
    The Saint James General Store is the oldest general store in the United States that is still under operation. Unchanged structurally since 1894, the General store reflects a period between 1880 and 1910, retaining the original counters and cases and selling candy.

     
  • Dylan's Candy Bar 
    52 Main Street, East Hampton (631) 324-6181 
    Dylan’s Candy Bar carries over 5,000 kinds of candy, so you’re sure to find your favorite.

     
  • Bobb Howard's General Store 
    581 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park (516) 354-9564 
    This nostalgic candy and toy store is filled with over 1000 retro items.

     

Where is your favorite candy store?  Let us know on Long Island.com Forum!

 

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