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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.

Cora Weiss to Receive Honorary Degree at Adelphi Commencement

Cora Weiss, president of the Hague Appeal for Peace, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Adelphi University's 119th commencement.

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Garden City, NY - April 28th, 2015 - Adelphi University will confer an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Cora Weiss, president of the Hague Appeal for Peace. Weiss will receive the degree at Adelphi’s 119th Commencement on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY.

Cora Weiss has devoted her life to the movements for peace, the advancement of women, civil rights and human rights both at home and abroad. She calls for the abolition of nuclear weapons and says that humanity has abolished slavery, colonialism, the prohibition of women voting, and apartheid, why not war?

Weiss is President of the Hague Appeal for Peace which launched the Global Campaign for Peace Education and has been well known as a peace activist since the early ‘60’s when she was a leader of Women Strike for Peace. She helped to organize anti-Vietnam war demonstrations including the largest on November 15, 1969 in Washington DC.

Weiss, who recently was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Delta Kappa Gamma society of key women educators, was a volunteer teacher in the NYC school system.

As a Trustee of Hampshire College she responded to students who called for divesting from corporations doing business in apartheid South Africa, and worked with co-trustees to develop a socially responsible investment policy.

Weiss has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 and 2001, for her role in organizing the largest peace congress in history, and again in 2005, with 1000 women proposed by Members of the Swiss Parliament, and in 2012 with her husband, Peter, for their work for peace.

Among her many other awards are the Peace Studies Medal of Manhattan College, and the Joseph C. Wilson Award on the 50th anniversary of the UN by the Rochester United Nations Association. In 1998 she and the Rev. William Sloane Coffin were honored at The Riverside Church of New York on the 20th anniversary of their founding The Riverside Church Disarmament Program which she directed for 10 years. In 1999 The Phelps Stokes Fund honored her for her work in the 50’s and 60’s for the de colonization of Africa and for bringing nearly 800 students from East Africa to the US for education under the African American Students Foundation.

Weiss was President of the International Peace Bureau (Nobel Laureate 1910) which she now serves as UN Representative. She is an Honorary Patron of CTAUN, the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations.

Among her most prized possessions is the President’s Medal of Merit awarded at Dr. Scott’s inauguration in 2001.

For more information and the full day’s program, please contact Adelphi’s Commencement Office at (516) 877-4695 or visit

About Adelphi University
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. As a nationally-ranked, doctoral research university, Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.