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TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 70 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Tuesday afternoon until Tuesday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58 to 73 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for significant wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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. * STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for up to 2 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: Tuesday afternoon until early Wednesday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground. - PREPARE: Complete preparations for storm surge flooding, especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions become unsafe. - ACT: Leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for your area. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes

How to Pull Off a Romantic Holiday Engagement!

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Thinking about popping the question during the holiday season? Take a look at these fun ways to ask your sweetheart to marry you!

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The holiday season is upon us and it is a popular time for everyone to enjoy their friends and family and the things that truly matter most to them. This makes for the perfect time to let your significant other know just how much you appreciate them. Show them by proposing during the holidays, something they will surely never forget!
 
If you’re trying to figure out the ideal route to go on how to pop the question… look no further! Check out our memorable ideas on asking your sweetie to marry you:
 
A Tree Ornament
This idea can be done a few different ways. You could place the ring on top of the ornament so it sits nicely then give it to your partner to hang on the tree. She will have the surprise of her life when she goes to hang up the ornament and sees a beautiful diamond ring dangling from it! Another romantic way to use an ornament is to get one personalized and put the ring inside of it. Write something sweet on the outside and use as a keepsake during the Christmas’ to come. 
 
Inside a Stocking
Utilize this popular holiday decoration to help you propose. Stuff the stocking with cool stocking stuffers along with the engagement ring. Place it at the bottom of the stocking so it seems to be stuffed with just the usual items. Once she makes it to the bottom she will be thrilled to see the tiny box, and even more excited about what comes inside it! 
 
At a Christmas Tree Event
If you enjoy heading to annual Christmas tree lightings, bring your loved one and propose under the tree in front of a small crowd who will cheer you on! You can also go into New York City and pop the question under the Rockefeller Center tree! This is a pretty popular idea that many people like to utilize, but that doesn’t take away from its sentimental touch! 
 
Inside a Gift 
You can’t go wrong with a little surprise gift at the bottom of the bag! Wrap your honey’s gift and trick them by having them think there’s nothing left. You can even put the ring inside a larger box to fool her into thinking it’s a larger item. If you’re more of a prankster, put a bunch of small boxes inside a big one, causing her to make her way through all of them until she gets to the grand prize!  

Dress as Santa Claus
A more humorous way to pop the question is to play the role of Santa Claus! You can surprise everyone or have it planned that you will be dressing up and hide the ring inside Santa’s sack! Put a bunch of presents inside the bag and place the ring at the bottom, allowing your partner to dig in and find it herself. Once she takes it out of the bag, take the Santa beard off, get down on one knee and show her some love!
 
 
Have a holiday proposal idea you would like to share with us? Comment below!