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ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * 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 Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern Nassau, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union * STORM INFORMATION: - About 130 miles north of New York City NY or about 160 miles northwest of Montauk Point NY - 42.7N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 65 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 40 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast this evening as the storm moves north of the area. While threats are beginning to diminish, strong winds will continue into this evening. In addition, minor coastal flooding, high surf, and dangerous rip currents will continue. Strong winds will continue across the area into early this evening before diminishing tonight. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters through tonight. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue along the ocean beaches through Wednesday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the area. Remain well sheltered from dangerous wind having possible significant impacts. If realized, these 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: Potential impacts from the main surge event are possible this evening. Remain well away from locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - 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.

Museum Spotlight: Seaford Historical Society and Museum

In 1893 The Union Free School District in Seaford New York voted on a $3,500 budget for the construction of a school. This was Seaford's third schoolhouse and was dedicated on Arbor Day in 1894. ...

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In 1893 The Union Free School District in Seaford New York voted on a $3,500 budget for the construction of a school. This was Seaford's third schoolhouse and was dedicated on Arbor Day in 1894. The building, originally constructed on Jackson and Waverly Avenues, served as a school until 1917, when the school board decided that the district had outgrown its present quarters.

On the opening of the Jackson Avenue school in 1921, the building was moved a block away and became the headquarters for the Seaford Fire Department. On July 4, 1976, in commemoration of the Nation's Bicentennial, the structure, now located on Waverly Avenue between Jackson and Southward was dedicated as the Seaford Historical Museum.

The Seaford Historical Museum houses memorabilia of Seaford as a bay and farming town. Historic displays include the schoolroom, furniture, farming and carpentry tools, photos, old business machines and Seaford skiff. The museum is open by appointment and admission is free.

Seaford Historical Museum

3890 Waverly Avenue
Seaford, NY 11783

The Seaford Historical Society, a non-profit group began the effort to revitalize the museum. The goal of the Historical Society is to preserve the Maritime History of Seaford by creating an educational and learning center. This is an ongoing and costly endeavor. The Historical Society is depending on community support to raise public awareness. They are in need of new members, volunteers and donations of materials and services to continue the museum restoration project. Contributions of a financial or historical nature are also welcome and will help to enhance and expand the museum programs and offerings.

Seaford's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at the Seaford Firehouse, 2170 Southard Avenue on Saturday December 1, 2007. After the tree lighting the Seaford Historical Society will host a holiday open house for anyone who would like to visit from 6-8:30pm.

For those that are interested in getting involved in the museum project, a general meeting of the Seaford Historical Society will be held on January 3, 2008, at 7:30pm at the Seaford Firehouse. The speaker will be Harrison Hunt, Historic Site Supervisor for Nassau County, who will speak about the Civil War on Long Island. For more information please call 516-781-5184 or visit

Information and photos reprinted with permission and provided courtesy of the

Seaford Historical Society