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*TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST* This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut ***TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST*** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Orange and Putnam - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, 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, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, 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, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * STORM INFORMATION: - About 830 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 900 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 29.7N 79.9W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across Long Island, coastal Connecticut, and the New York City Metro. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeastern New Jersey, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - 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. * SURGE: Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - There is potential for widespread minor to locally moderate coastal flooding across the Lower New York Harbor and South Shore Back Bays, with localized minor flooding impacts elsewhere. - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots. - 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. * 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.

Hot Spots: Wrestling, Films and More Thanksgiving Events in the Latest Weekly Watch

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Get ready for a week of entertainment over the Thanksgiving holiday on Long Island! There's wrestling, films, turkey trots, special Thanksgiving dinners and more!

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Looking for something to keep you occupied this holiday week? Check out all the entertainment available on Long Island, like wrestling and films as well as Thanksgiving events. Check out the details here!

MONDAY – NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Who: Thanksgiving Cornucopia At Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library
Info: Create a beautiful Cornucopia for your Thanksgiving table! Eileen Scudlo will demonstrate how. An arrangement will also be raffled off at the end of the evening. Sign up for the session at the Circulation Desk.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 7PM at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library, One South Country Road, Bay Shore – (631) 665-4350

Who: WWE RAW At Nassau Coliseum
Info: WWE’s Monday night “RAW” program showcases some of the best sports entertainment talent in wrestling. Here’s your chance to watch it live!
Cost: $20 to $95
Time & Place: 7:30PM, Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale – (516) 794-9303

TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 26, 2013

Who: The Magic Flute – Opera In Cinema At Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
Info: The Magic Flute is one of Mozart’s most charming and engaging operas. Enjoy the Queen of the Night’s pyrotechnic high notes to Papageno’s chirpy birdsongs sung in German.
Cost: $20
Time & Place: 6PM at Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center, 20 Terry Street, Patchogue – (631) 438-0083

Who: Oliver! At Cinema Arts Centre
Info: Enjoy this musical on screen! It’s a Thanksgiving treat for the whole family that’s based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Cost: $6 For Members, $11 For Non-Members
Time & Place: 7PM, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington – (631) 423-7611 x 14

WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Who: Thanksgiving Meals For Dogs and Cats
Info: Nassau County SPCA and Pet Supplies Plus will be handing out free Thanksgiving meals for your dogs and cats! Come by to receive the Thanksgiving pet meal along with a sample bag of Merrick dry food. Offer is available while supplies last.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 12PM to 4PM, Pet Supplies Plus, 5050 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa Park – (516) 541-2371

Who: Blues Travelers At The Space At Westbury
Info: Enjoy a live performance by the harmonica-heavy rockers band. Blues Travelers has released nine studio albums, four of whichg have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum.
Cost: $30 For Advance Ticket, $35 Day of Show
Time & Place: 7PM Doors Open, 8PM Show at The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Avenue, Westbury – (516) 283-5566

THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 28, 2013

Who: Long Island Turkey Trots
Info:  Enjoy these long distance turkey trot fun runs throughout Long Island! Many go to benefit charity.
Cost, Time & Place: Prices Vary. Check link above for details.


Who: Long Island Thanksgiving Dinners
Info: Whether you are planning to have Thanksgiving dinner at home or out, make it easy with this guide offering plenty of options on Long Island!
Cost, Time & Place: Prices Vary. Check link above for details.

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!