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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: 40-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding, especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions become unsafe. - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for your area. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 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

Hot Spots: Spooktacular Events, Parties, Festivals and More in the Latest Weekend Watch

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Check out all the great Halloween hot spots and other events happening on Long Island this Friday and over the weekend!

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One of the great joys of October is the fun-filled events towards the end of the month for Halloween. In this this edition of Hot Spots Weekend Watch, check out the spooktacular Halloween events, parties, and festivals. You’ll find everything from pet costume contests, pumpkin flinging, haunted house tours and more! Check out all the details here!

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 25, 2013

Who: Annual Halloween Boat Burning At Long Island Maritime Museum
Info: Come out to enjoy this annual event complete with entertainment, light refreshments and a raffle boat drawing. The rain date is Oct. 26.
Cost: $5, Free For Children 5 And Under
Time & Place: 5PM to 9PM at Long Island Maritime Museum, 86 West Avenue, West Sayville – (631) HISTORY

Who: Halloween Beach Front Spooktacular At Crescent Beach Club
Info: This event is presented by the Crescent Beach Club and the Bayville Fire Department. Enjoy a buffet dinner, unlimited top shelf bar, DJ entertainment and a best costume contest. Costumes are encouraged for everyone. A portion of proceeds will benefit Bayville Fire Department. All guests must be 21 years old and over to enter.
Cost: $65
Time & Place: 8PM to 1AM at The Crescent Beach Club, 333 Bayville Avenue, Bayville – (516) 628-3000

Who: Brian Regan At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Brian Regan will entertain you with howl-worthy comedy, ranging from profound insights to silly exaggerations. He’s appeared on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ and typically has sold out shows wherever he goes around the country.
Cost: $49.50 to $55.50
Time & Place: 8PM, NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 26, 2013

Who: Pumpkin Fling At Suffolk County Farm And Education Center
Info: It’s a championship pumpkin catapult contest. Students and adults have the opportunity to learn about building, designing and operating mechanical devices. The first pumpkin fling takes place at 10 a.m.
Time & Place: 10AM at Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, 350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank – (631) 852-4600

Who: The Suffolk Theater’s First Annual Halloween & Masquerade Party
Info: Costumes and reservations are highly recommended for this event. The night is complete with a bewitching hour with wine, beer, specialty cocktails and appetizers, music and dancing, contests and giveaways, and more!
Cost: $20 Cover Charge for Advance Purchase, $25 Cover Charge At The Door
Time & Place: 8PM at The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead – (631) 727-4343

Who: Strawberry Fields Beatles Tribute Band At Oceanside High School
Info:  This concert is to benefit the Susan Satriano Memorial Foundation. Enjoy a live performance complete with raffles and refreshments.
Cost: $25
Time & Place: 8PM at Oceanside High School, 3160 Skillman Avenue, Oceanside – (516) 603-5520

SUNDAY – OCTOBER 27, 2013

Who: Haunted Halloween At Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Info: It’s a haunted Halloween at the mysterious village. It’s complete with monster scavenger hunting, tales of local grave diggers, jack-o-lanterns and carving demonstrations, tarot card reading, broom making for witches and more.
Cost: $10 For Adults, $7 For Children, Free For Children Under 5
Time & Place: 10AM to 4PM at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage – (516) 572-8400

Who: Nassau’s 3rd Annual Barkfest At Eisenhower Park
Info: It is Long Island’s largest pet costume contest and parade. Join over 500 of the best dressed creatures at Eisenhower Park Dog Run. The event will happen rain or shine and there will be prizes to win! Judging will take place at 2 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission
Time & Place: 12PM to 3:30PM at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 571-4050

Who: Eisenhower Park’s Haunted Mansion
Info: Enjoy a day of scary fun at the haunted house and family fun fair! The fair features face painting, magic shows, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, carnival rides and a tour through the haunted mansion.
Cost: $5 For Family Fun Area, $15 For Haunted House and Family Fun Area
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 10:30PM at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 572-0200

To check out all of the Nightlife Events happening on Long Island, check out the LongIsland.com Events Calendar, or, head over to our Nightlife Section for Happy Hour Happenings all week long! If you're looking for some local insight on the best things to do on LI, or want to share your favorite Nightlife Hot Spots, check out the Nightlife Forum, and see what the locals have to say!