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Tropical Storm Fay Winding Down This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **Tropical Storm Fay Winding Down** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - Tropical Storm Warning cancelled for New York City boroughs, Eastern Essex, Eastern Union and Hudson Counties. * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northwestern Suffolk, Southeastern Suffolk, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern Nassau, Southern New Haven, Southern New London, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk * STORM INFORMATION: - About 20 miles northwest of New York City NY or about 120 miles west of Montauk Point NY - 41.0N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 40 mph - Movement North or 5 degrees at 17 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located west of NYC, will continue to weaken as it lifts north of the Tri-state overnight. The remaining threats are for gusty winds tonight and dangerous surf conditions into Saturday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS: Life-threatening rip currents are expected 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 tonight 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 tonight. * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across. Remain well sheltered from hazardous wind having limited impacts. If realized, these impacts include: - Unsecured lightweight objects blown about. - A few large tree limbs broken off. A few trees shallow rooted trees uprooted. Some 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated.


FREEPORT, NY - November 28, 2011 - EmPower Solar today joined with officials from the Village of Freeport in celebrating the completion of a 50 kilowatt (kW) solar panel system at Freeport Fire Department headquarters ...

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FREEPORT, NY - November 28, 2011 - EmPower Solar today joined with officials from the Village of Freeport in celebrating the completion of a 50 kilowatt (kW) solar panel system at Freeport Fire Department headquarters on Broadway. By going solar the village will save approximately twenty percent a year on the firehouse's annual electric cost.

Funding for the $355,000 project was obtained by the Village of Freeport through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Island Park, NY-based EmPower Solar, a leading solar energy engineering and installation company, was selected by the village earlier this year as part of a competitive bid process.

"The Village of Freeport's commitment to renewable energy demonstrates that solar can dramatically reduce operating costs and our dependence on fossil fuels," said David G. Schieren, CEO, EmPower Solar. "This type of partnership and collaboration once again confirms the viability of solar power as the growing and dominant energy technology of the 21st century."

"There are many ways a municipality can go green and Freeport has instituted several steps to reduce its carbon footprint," said Freeport mayor Andrew Hardwick. In addition to the firehouse solar installation, the village has also purchased several hybrid vehicles, including a hybrid bucket truck for the electric utility and has replaced 340 street lights with more energy efficient lighting.

EmPower Solar is a leading solar engineering and installation company serving residential and commercial markets in New York. Since 2003, EmPower has installed over 350 residential, commercial and non-profit solar power systems in the Tri-State Area. Additionally, EmPower has consulted on many clean energy projects throughout the country, including solar powered hydrogen fueling systems and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. EmPower is committed to the EmPowering Way operating philosophy, defined by the highest quality work and professionalism. More information about EmPower can be found online at:

Image of the Freeport Fire Department solar installation can be downloaded at: