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TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM FAY TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL, STRONG WINDS, AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * 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 240 miles south of New York City NY or about 300 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 37.4N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 50 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 10 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located just east of the southern Delmarva Peninsula, will move northward along the coast towards the area today, making landfall near the New York City area tonight. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions today into tonight. 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: Life-threatening rip currents are likely for all people entering the surf zone. Beach flooding and localized dune erosion along the Atlantic Ocean beachfront are possible during the times of high tide Friday through Saturday. Localized minor flooding, inundation of 1 ft or less, along vulnerable coastal and shoreline locales of the Great South Bay of Long Island and Jamaica Bay, Lower NY/NJ Harbor, Coastal CT, Coastal Westchester, and Gardiners Bay during times of high tide this afternoon into tonight.

N-Acetylcysteine Helpful for Eye Disorder

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An Article by Alan R. Gaby, MD Healthnotes Newswire (September 26, 2002)--Oral supplementation with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may be beneficial for individuals with chronic posterior blepharitis, a common inflammatory condition of the inner eyelid, acc

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An Article by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Healthnotes Newswire (September 26, 2002)--Oral supplementation with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may be beneficial for individuals with chronic posterior blepharitis, a common inflammatory condition of the inner eyelid, according to a recent report in Cornea (2002;21:164-8). In this study, 40 individuals with chronic posterior blepharitis were randomly assigned to receive standard therapy, either alone (control group) or in combination with NAC (100 mg three times per day for eight weeks). Standard therapy consisted of topical steroids and antibiotics, warm compresses to the eyelids twice a day, and the use of artificial tears.

Compared with the control group, the group receiving NAC had a statistically significant improvement on tests that assess the structure and integrity of the tear film. Although the results were considered preliminary, these findings suggest that NAC could provide relief for individuals with this persistent and difficult-to-treat condition.

Chronic posterior blepharitis results from an abnormality of the meibomian glands of the inner eyelid that play a role in the manufacturing of tears. In some cases, it is caused by a skin disorder (either rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis). Symptoms may include burning in the eye, excessive tearing or dryness, itching, or redness of the eye. Although proper hygiene and appropriate medical treatment can help control the condition, it rarely goes away completely and often becomes progressively worse.

Scientists have theorized that the abnormality of the tear film that occurs in people with blepharitis may be a result of oxidation damage of certain key molecules produced by the meibomian glands. These molecules (phosphatidylethanolamine and sphingomyelin) contribute to the structural integrity of the oily layer of tear film. If there is a deficiency of these molecules because of excessive oxidation, the tear film may become defective, resulting in increased evaporation of tears and dryness and irritation of the eyes.

NAC is a component of glutathione, a potent antioxidant, and supplementation with NAC has been shown to increase glutathione levels in various tissues of the body. It is possible that NAC protects the tear film by increasing glutathione levels in the eye, thereby preventing the oxidation of phosphatidylethanolamine and sphingomyelin.

The amount of NAC used in the new study (300 mg per day) is half the amount used in the treatment of chronic bronchitis. Although 600 mg per day has caused intestinal symptoms, headaches, dizziness, or other side effects in as many as 20% of the participants in some studies, the smaller amount used in the new study was generally well tolerated. Additional research is needed to determine whether NAC will have a positive impact on the long-term outcome of this chronic, recurring eye disorder.


Alan R. Gaby, MD, an expert in nutritional therapies, testified to the White House Commission on CAM upon request in December 2001. Dr. Gaby served as a member of the Ad-Hoc Advisory Panel of the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine. He is the author of Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis (Prima, 1994), and co-author of The Natural Pharmacy, 2nd Edition (Healthnotes, Prima, 1999), the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Healthnotes, Prima, 1999), Clinical Essentials Volume 1 and 2 (Healthnotes, 2000), and The Patient's Book of Natural Healing (Prima, 1999). A former professor at Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences, in Kenmore, WA, where he served as the Endowed Professor of Nutrition, Dr. Gaby is the Chief Medical Editor for Healthnotes, Inc.



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