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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.

Usdan Partners With GoodSearch Funding Engine

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Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally acclaimed 1,600-student summer arts day camp, announces a new partnership with GoodSearch, the Yahoo-powered search engine and shopping program that donates 50% of its revenue ...

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Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally acclaimed 1,600-student summer arts day camp, announces a new partnership with GoodSearch, the Yahoo-powered search engine and shopping program that donates 50% of its revenue to selected American charities. Usdan is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for scholarships for its students. Purchases by members of Usdan's extended community of friends and fans will help enable students in the Tri-State Area, regardless of family circumstances, to enjoy the Center's wide variety of programs. More than 96,000 not-for-profits participate in the program, and there is no cost to the consumer for using the GoodSearch program. This applied to a wide array of products from such online merchants as Amazon, Expedia, iTunes, Staples, Nordstrom, Apple, Lands' End, JCPenney, Nike, Bed Bath & Beyond, and 2,500 others.

Usdan's Executive Director Dale Lewis sees this as "an exciting new development, one that employs contemporary media and purchasing power to benefit deserving kids who would not otherwise have the means to experience Usdan's world-class faculty, and programs that provide opportunities for lifetime friendships with those who share their passion for the arts.

To participate in the program, customers must install the Yahoo-powered Goodsearch toolbar. Whenever a customer visits an online merchant, he or she will be notified if the merchant is a participant in the Goodsearch program. If any purchases are then made on that merchant's site, Usdan will receive a percentage of the sale. To install the toolbar, visit www.usdan.com , click on "Donate" on the home page and follow the instructions for GoodSearch.

Usdan Center is now holding Open Houses for its 45th season, which begins June 25, 2012. The next Open House is Sunday November 20, from 11 AM to 2 PM. For more information, write to openhouse@usdan.com, call (212) 772-6060 or (631) 643-7900, or visit www.usdan.com

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, whose alumni include Natalie Portman and singers Jane Monheit and Mariah Carey, has introduced the arts to more than 50,000 Tri-State Area children since its founding in 1968. The Center is open to all young people from age 6 to 18. Usdan's program features more than 40 four and seven-week programs in music, dance, theater, visual arts, writing, nature & ecology, and chess. No audition is needed for most programs - rather, admission is based on an expression of interest in the arts. Each summer, students are transported to the Center in air-conditioned buses each day. One-third of Usdan's students attend on scholarship. Although the mission of the Center is for every child to establish a relationship with the arts, the unique stimulation of the Center has caused many to go on to arts careers. Alumni include members of Broadway shows and major music, theater, and dance ensembles such as the Boston Pops and the New York City Ballet. Usdan Center is an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York.
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