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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * 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 770 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 850 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 30.7N 80.1W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 13 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the north Florida coast, will continue to move to the north this morning, turning north-northeast this afternoon along the southeast coast. Isaias will continue moving northeast tonight over Eastern North Carolina. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. There is still some timing and intensity uncertainty with this storm. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Locally heavy rain is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across Long Island, southern Westchester and southern Connecticut, and the New York City and New Jersey Metro areas. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeast New Jersey, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential 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: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area 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. * TORNADOES: Prepare for 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.

Mangano, Singas & Krumpter Announce Aggressive Stop DWI Initiative for Memorial Day Weekend

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas and Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter today announced that the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) will conduct an extensive DWI enforcement initiative this Memorial Day ...

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Mineola, NY - May 21, 2015 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas and Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter today announced that the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) will conduct an extensive DWI enforcement initiative this Memorial Day weekend. The NCPD’s Selective Enforcement Team (SET) continues to effectively stop even more drunk drivers by identifying “hot spots” that have a propensity for DWI-related crime. In addition, the NCPD in cooperation with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services – Office of Counter Terrorism will be conducting a multi-agency initiative that will crack down on law violators in our waterways.

“Drunk drivers jeopardize the lives and safety of innocent people every time they get behind the wheel,” said County Executive Mangano. “With ‘The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer’ beginning this Memorial Day weekend, Nassau County Police will target drunk drivers looking to prevent senseless alcohol-related accidents and locking up those who break the law. With additional police patrols this Memorial Day weekend, think before you drink. Don’t drink and drive.”

During the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend in 2014, there were 52 DWI arrests made countywide. Last year, there were a total of 18 fatalities on our roadways as a result of DWI. To date there have been more than 700 DWI arrests this year and a total of 2,477 DWI arrests last year. This “STOP DWI” enforcement initiative, funded by a grant from the New York State STOP DWI Coordinators Foundation and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, allows police departments throughout Nassau County to implement a saturation enforcement strategy that has proven very successful in years past. Departments participating include Nassau County; Garden City, Glen Cove, Great Neck Estates, Hempstead, Kensington, Lake Success, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Muttontown, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Port Washington and Rockville Centre.

“Nassau County will not tolerate drunk or impaired drivers, because they risk innocent lives every time they get behind the wheel. I am committed to working with the police department to do everything possible to keep our roadways – and our families – safe. Our message today is simple: If you are drunk or high on drugs, do not get behind the wheel. I thank the county executive and police commissioner for their commitment to fighting drunk and drugged driving, and citizen advocates for partnering with law enforcement to keep us all safe,” stated Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas.

Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter stated, “A review of statistics indicate that aggressive past enforcement policies, combined with education and awareness campaigns, have reduced the number of intoxicated drivers on Nassau County roadways. While DWI fatalities are at historic lows - down 21 % since 2011 - and the average Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of DWI arrests are among the lowest in the state, the department can always and will always do better to make our roadways safe. I urge everyone to be responsible and to plan accordingly not just this holiday weekend but always so that you and others return home safely to their loved ones.”

“Now that the warm weather is finally here, many families and friends will gather for a variety of celebrations,” added County Executive Mangano. “Everyone should make the smart and responsible decision not to drink and drive. Our ‘Choose your Ride’ vehicle demonstrates that you have two choices a cab home or a ride in one of our patrol vehicles where you will be booked, processed and prosecuted.”

Also attending the press conference were: Nassau County STOP DWI Coordinator Christopher Mistron; Rich Mallow, State Executive Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD); Marge Lee, President of DEDICATEDD; Brian Rosenberg from Restaurants Against Drunk Driving (RADD); and Larry Blessinger, owner of All Island Transportation. Participants reminded residents:

• If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver before going out.
• Take mass transit, a cab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home
• Spend the night where the activity is being held.
• Always buckle up – it is your best defense against a drunk driver.