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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.

Mangano's Layoff Plans Jeopardizes Safety at Nassau County Correctional Center

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The Nassau County Sheriff Officers Association (ShOA), the union representing the county's more than 1,000 Correction Officers, opposes Nassau County Executive Mangano's choice to abandon negotiations and move forward with Ordinance #604-11, which would lay ...

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(Hicksville, NY - November 30, 2011) The Nassau County Sheriff Officers Association (ShOA), the union representing the county's more than 1,000 Correction Officers, opposes Nassau County Executive Mangano's choice to abandon negotiations and move forward with Ordinance #604-11, which would lay off more than 430 Nassau County employees and demote 200 others before the end of the year. The decision to reduce the county's workforce is part of Mangano's proposed plan to close the county's $310 million budget deficit for 2012.

Executive Managano's plan would cut 435 county workers through layoffs or retirements. An additional 217 workers would be demoted into lower-paid positions, and 183 open positions would not be filled. The layoffs would occur before the end of the 2011, and additional layoffs are expected before in 2012 unless an additional $75 million can be cut from the budget.

Executive Mangano's ordinance will have severe repercussions on staffing and safety at the maximum security Nassau County Correctional Center. The plan calls for the demotion in rank and salary grade of 45 Corporals. The plan also stipulates that the county will not hire or replace previously budgeted positions in 2012 including 25 Correction Officers, 3 Corporals, 1 Sergeant, and 1 Lieutenant.

"Reductions in staff and supervisory positions at the Nassau County Correctional Center will create a dangerous environment for Correction Officers, inmates, visitors, and all workers in the jail. When staff is reduced, violent incidents and injuries increase. Adequate supervision is important to maintain a secure, functioning, and cost effective environment. We are committed to ensuring that our members work in as safe a workplace as possible. Correction Officers perform a dangerous job, and these cuts will make it more dangerous. The union is always willing to work with the county, but safety must be the most important concern," said Brian Sullivan, President of the Nassau County Sheriff Officers Association.

"County Executive Mangano's 2012 budget seriously cuts the tools for providing the core mission of the County, protecting the health and safety of citizens. When you cut to the bone, you're putting the public, Correction Officers, and inmates at risk," said John Jaronczyk, 1st Vice President of the Nassau County Sheriff Officers Association.

The Sheriff Officers Association is the union representing more than 1,000 Correction Officers in Nassau County. The Sheriff Officers Association is recognized by the County of Nassau as the exclusive and unchallenged negotiating representative for collective negotiations with respect to rates of pay, salaries, hours, grievances and other terms and conditions of employment for all employees in the negotiating unit. For more information, visit www.ncshoa.org.
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