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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 310 miles south of New York City NY or about 360 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 36.3N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North or 10 degrees at 8 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay located off the North Carolina and Virginia coast will move northward along the coast towards the area Friday and will make landfall near the New York City area Friday night. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions Friday into Friday night. 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: - Flash 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 and canals may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * 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 Friday afternoon into Friday Night.

Furry Friends Welcome: Check Out these Dog-Friendly Destinations on Long Island

There’s plenty of room for your pup to stretch their legs at these Long Island dog parks. We’ve rounded up the best ones around

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Blydenburgh Dog Park: Smithtown 

Blydenburgh is a perfect dog park, the one catch is that, like most dog runs on Long Island you do need a Green Pass on weekends and holidays, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Blydenburgh has more than 600 acres, with two acres of a fenced-in space where pups can play off their leashes, and miles of trails for adventuring.


Robinson Duck Farm Dog Park: Brookhaven 

This large, 2.6-acre dog park is located on the former Robinson Duck Farm in Brookhaven Hamlet. The dog park is divided into small dog (25 lbs. and under) and large dog areas and is surrounded by wood and woven wire “livestock fencing,” designed to fit in with the natural environment. There are gated entries into each side of the dog park for easy access. 


Valley Stream Dog Run; Valley Stream

Located behind Village Hall, the Valley Stream Dog Run has lots of amenities. It is divided into large dog and small dog areas (dogs up to 30 lbs) and offers benches, agility equipment, poop bag dispensers, shade shelters, water fountains, first aid kits and a hand sanitizer station. The ground surface is various colors of artificial turf for a little extra cushion for your pup. 


Massapequa Dog Park: Massapequa  

Fully equipped with drinking fountains and lots of shade, this dog park is a great option for local residents and their best friends.


Eisenhower Dog Park: Westbury 

The dog run at the edge of Eisenhower Park in Westbury is centrally located for Nassau residents, in one of the county’s biggest and busiest parks, your pup will be sure to enjoy all of its open land for playing fetching, running and exploring. Two separate areas are designated for small and large dogs. 


Christopher Morley Dog Park: Roslyn  

A great option near the North Shore of Nassau County, the Christopher Morley Dog park is open year round and set on a total of 98 acres. (And is named after prominent 20th-century Long Island editor and writer, Christopher Morley!) Dogs are also allowed on all nature trails as long as they are leashed. 


Nickerson Beach Dog Run: Lido Beach 

A combination of park and beach, but perfect for your dog to enjoy a day in the sun! You can’t access the beach directly, but you will get the same beautiful views and enjoy the salty ocean breeze.


Robert Moses State Park: Babylon  

For a good workout on the beach, hike the two miles to and from the Fire Island Lighthouse if you park in Robert Moses Field 5. The bayside of the island permits dogs, so you’ll get an excellent view across the bay on a beautiful summer day.


Gardiner County Park: Bayshore 

A great option for beachgoers, the accessible parking and picnic area with a doggie water fountain leads to a 1.3-mile trail loop before you hit the beach, perfect to get in some good exercise before relaxing in the sun and sand. 


Napeague Harbor: East Hampton 

It’s hard to find places on the ocean that allow dogs, but west of Hither Hills on the South Fork is Napeague, which looks out on Napeague Harbor and Napeague Bay. Here your dog can swim in the water and explore the dunes. Pro Tip: You’ll have to access the beach and trails from Montauk Highway.