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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.

Governor Cuomo Unveils New and Improved DMV Website

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled, a new, redesigned website for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. (DMV)

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Albany, NY - February 28, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled, a new, redesigned website for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that will allow customers to order replacement driver licenses and renew registration on mobile devices, make online reservations for DMV visits, as well as more easily utilize 35 other DMV services online. Additionally, users can sign up for mobile alerts to be reminded when registration and vehicle inspection deadlines approach.

“This new website is a one stop shop for DMV resources - updated to match the ever changing ways New Yorkers use technology to access information in the 21st century,” Governor Cuomo said. “This redesign is another step in the state’s effort to make government more innovative, efficient and available to the people it serves.”

The new website improves two of the most popular online customer service transactions, registration renewal and replacement driver license, learner permit or non-driver ID cards, which now have an optimized look and feel for use on mobile devices. It also lets users more easily find specific online transactions and make a reservation at any state-run DMV office.

DMV will release a new design for a third mobile transaction, renewing a driver license or non-driver ID, in March. DMV ultimately plans to add more features for use on mobile devices, and to use the responsive design for all online transactions.

In 2013, New Yorkers completed a combined total of 2,189,498 of the three most popular online transactions. Of those, 1,840,407 were registration renewals, 220,979 were driver license, learner permit, or non-driver ID replacements and 128,112 were driver license and non-driver ID renewals.

Commissioner of Department of Motor Vehicles Barbara J. Fiala said, “The goal of our Customer Service Initiative is to make DMV’s entire operation fast, easy and convenient. This redesign is a big step in that direction, making it as easy to conduct transactions on a smart phone or tablet as it is on a desktop or laptop computer.”

With DMV transactions enhanced for use on mobile devices, Governor Cuomo encourages New Yorkers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, in the continued effort to reduce the deadly consequences of distracted driving.

For more information on DMV’s available online transactions, visit the Department’s website at