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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.

Mangano & Rice to Host Gun Buy Back and Help Take Illegal Guns Off Streets

LongIsland.com

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and District Attorney Kathleen Rice will host a Gun Buy Back event on Saturday, May 10th in Uniondale.

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Uniondale, NY - May 6th, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and District Attorney Kathleen Rice will host a Gun Buy Back event on Saturday, May 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bishop R.W. Harris’ Grace Cathedral, located at 944 Jerusalem Avenue in Uniondale.

Asset forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office are utilized to fund the Gun Buy Back Program, which is strictly anonymous.  Individuals are paid $100 cash for every turned in operable rifle, $200 cash for each turned in operable handgun and $400 cash for each turned in operable assault rifle.  Not accepted are:  licensed guns, BB Guns, air pistols and replicas.  Guns must be transported in the truck of the car, unloaded and placed in a shoe box, or plastic/paper bag.

“The Gun Buyback Program, using asset forfeiture dollars, has taken nearly 3,000 guns off our streets before they fell into the wrong hands,” said County Executive Mangano. “Community support is critical to the success of this program, and we appreciate Bishop R. W. Harris and the other members of the clergy who have participated in this effort to take firearms off our streets.  By working together, we can continue to ensure that Nassau County remains the safest suburban County in the nation.”

“Every buyback event we hold reinforces our commitment to community-based law enforcement and ridding Nassau County of gun violence,” DA Rice said. “By removing these weapons from our neighborhoods, we eliminate the possibility of them being used in crimes or even accidental shootings in the home.  I thank Bishop Harris and the wonderful members of Grace Cathedral Church in Uniondale for partnering with Nassau County law enforcement in our fight to make our communities safer.”