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FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester and Southwest Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday afternoon. * A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island is expected to produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur late tonight into Tuesday morning.

Honoring Our Uniformed Services: All 15!

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United States Code Title 10 defines seven uniformed services, including the five armed forces. Add to that the seven reserve components of the armed forces and taking our state defense forces (also known as State Guards, State Military Reserves, or State Militias) as one unit (although every state has laws authorizing state defense forces, and over twenty-five states do) that gives us our total of fifteen. What follows is a roadmap from which you can learn more about each service. The United States Uniformed Services - Air Force - - Air Force Reserve - - Air National Guard - - Army - - Army National Guard - - Army Reserve - - Coast Guard - - Coast Guard Reserve - - Marine Corps - - Marine Corps Reserves - - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - - Navy - - Navy Reserve - - Public Health Service - - State Defense Forces - --- Regards, Walt Schmidt