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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: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch 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, 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 910 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 980 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 28.5N 79.8W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the East-Central Florida coast will continue to move to the north-northwest, then turn due north late tonight. It will continue to move north on Monday along the Southeastern US Coast. Isaias will then weaken slowly as it accelerates and curves northeast over the Carolinas Tuesday morning, then over our area by Tuesday evening. Confidence is increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system are locally 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 likely, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heavy rain is most likely to occur across western parts of the area from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and eastern sections Tuesday into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across coastal sections late in the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening. 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 then expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for 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: Prepare for 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. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation of 1 to 2 feet with locally up to 3 feet possible 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. * TORNADOES: Prepare for 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.

Christmas Cocktails - Recipes & 10 Places to Get Supplies!

  Christmas is a mere two days away. Many gather round their tree and their tables to celebrate the holidays with friends and family and whether or not that’s your ideal way of spending the ...

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Christmas is a mere two days away. Many gather round their tree and their tables to celebrate the holidays with friends and family and whether or not that’s your ideal way of spending the weekend there is a way to wind down, and survive the madness of the holiday – make yourself a delicious cocktail. Try out the following recipes for holiday appropriately festive beverages.

Egg Nog

4 cups milk

5 whole cloves

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

12 egg yolks

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/2 cups light rum

4 cups light cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg



1.       Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.

2.       In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar and whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs.

3.       Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil.

4.       Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.

5.       Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.



4 ounces brut champagne

1/2 ounce of Cointreau or Triple Sec

1 ½ tablespoons cranberry juice

Mix champagne, Coinreau or Triple Sec, and cranberry juice in a flute champagne glass. Add a single cranberry in the glass for a little extra flair and serve.

Gingerbread Apple Cocktail

2 ounces Domaine de Canton
1 ounce vanilla vodka
2.5 ounce apple cider

Crushed graham crackers
A few drops of lemon juice
Orange zest
Agave syrup

Using chilled martini glasses, line rim of glass by dipping it into a small dish of agave syrup. Next dip it in a dish of crushed spiced graham crackers crumbs.Place all the ingredients except for the orange zest in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glasses, grate fresh orange zest onto drink and serve immediately.


Take a trip to your local liquor store and stock up on supplies.


1.       Hampton Bays Wines and Spirits (631) 728-8595 /

46 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY, 11946


2.       Towne Cellars Wines and Liquors (631) 874-0451 /

460 Country Road 111, Manorville, NY, 11949


3.       Holbrook Liquors (631) 563-3515 /

125 Beacon Drive, Holbrook, NY, 11741


4.       Lake Liquors (631) 585-6100 /

299 Hawkins Avenue #2, Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779


5.       Port to Port Wines and Spirits (631) 754-8282 /

365 Fort Salonga Road, Northport, NY, 11768


6.       Bottles & Cases (631) 423-9463 /

99 East Main Street, Huntington, NY, 11743


7.      Crazy Billy’s Deer Park Liquor (631) 667-8070 /

1887 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park, NY, 11729


8.      One-Stop Liquors (516) 827-3100 /

453 Central Avenue, Bethpage, NY, 11714


9.      Westbury Liquors (516) 831-8602 /

1250 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY, 11590


10. K and W Liquors (516) 326-7721 /

163 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square, NY, 11010