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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.

To Help Celebrate its 10th Anniversary, The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Kicks Off a Facebook Contest to Recognize Heroes of Hurricane Sandy

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Facebook Fans Invited to Nominate a Local Hero or Themselves for a Chance to Win Exciting Prizes including a Flight with the GEICO Skytypers

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Bethpage, NY – April 9, 2013 – Fans of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach are invited to participate this year in a special Facebook contest honoring local community heroes who selflessly helped others during Hurricane Sandy. The Bethpage “Community Heroes of Hurricane Sandy” contest asks community residents to submit personal stories of how they themselves or someone they know acted as a true community hero during the storm, and deserve to be treated to the ultimate Bethpage Air Show experience this Memorial Day weekend.

To nominate yourself, or someone you know, starting April 9, 2013, submit a 200-word or less essay that provides specific, truthful examples of outstanding or inspirational acts by the nominee – be sure to include the nominee’s full name and hometown.  Essays can be submitted online, starting April 9, 2013, on the Official Facebook Page, or on the official contest website.  Essays can also be mailed to Bethpage Federal Credit Union 899 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage, New York 11714, ATTN:  Bethpage Air Show Contest.  All submissions will then automatically be entered into the contest.

Ten winners will be chosen and each will receive a complete Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Prize Package which includes: four VIP tickets to the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Reception held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on May 24th, four VIP tickets to the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, four tickets to the GEICO Skytypers Planeside Meet & Greet on May 23rd, and a gift basket of Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach merchandise. One Grand Prize Winner will receive an opportunity to take a once-in-a-lifetime flight with the GEICO Skytypers.

Fans can participate in the contest beginning Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM ET through Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:00 PM ET.  Bethpage will announce ten winners, including one Grand Prize Winner, who will be selected by a judging committee and announced on Friday, May 7, 2013.  All nominees must reside in Nassau, Suffolk or Queens Counties in New York.

“Hurricane Sandy brought out the true spirit of so many community residents who tirelessly worked together to help family, friends, neighbors and strangers during a serious time of need.   With this contest, we’re hoping to bring to light all of the amazing stories and individuals that stand out as heroes for their efforts,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

For complete contest rules and regulations, please visit the official the Third Party Contest Application listed on the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Facebook.

The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will be held Memorial Day weekend 2013 at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY, on Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Sunday, May 26, 2013 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  The Air Show is free to the public, but the standard $10.00 vehicle use fee will be collected each day upon entry to the State Park.

For up-to-date information about this year’s show, please visit  www.bethpageairshow.com.  For more information about the Air Show, contact the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Regional Office, Recreation Department at 631/321-3510 or visit Bethpage at www.bethpagefcu.com.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks.  Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is New York State’s largest credit union and Long Island’s primary community financial institution with over 212,000 members, 26 branches and 60 shared service center locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers the best-in-market rates, low fees and world-class service, and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.

Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bay Shore King Kullen, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack King Kullen, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown King Kullen, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt, West Babylon and Westbury with over 425 surcharge-free ATMs in King Kullen, 7-Eleven, CVS Pharmacy and Costco locations throughout Long Island.  For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit www.bethpagefcu.com.


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