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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Watch 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, 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 910 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 980 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 28.5N 79.8W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North-northwest or 345 degrees at 9 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Isaias, located off the East-Central Florida coast will continue to move to the north-northwest, then turn due north late tonight. It will continue to move north on Monday along the Southeastern US Coast. Isaias will then weaken slowly as it accelerates and curves northeast over the Carolinas Tuesday morning, then over our area by Tuesday evening. Confidence is increasing with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system are locally 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 likely, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heavy rain is most likely to occur across western parts of the area from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and eastern sections Tuesday into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across coastal sections late in the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening. 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 then expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeastern 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 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. * SURGE: Prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - Localized inundation of 1 to 2 feet with locally up to 3 feet possible 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.

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10M in Federal Sandy Relief Funds for Repair to Nassau County Buildings & Equipment

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $9,848,434 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for Nassau County.

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FEMA funds will go towards Sandy-related repairs to Nassau County Buildings, including Bay Park Sewer Maintenance Building, Cow Meadow Park Building, Wantagh Park Community Center and more.

Photo by: Mattew Tucker.

Nassau County, NY - June 28, 2016 - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $9,848,434 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for Nassau County, which will reimburse the cost of Superstorm Sandy-related repairs for buildings and equipment. The funds also include hazard mitigation efforts.

“Buildings throughout Nassau County were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and in need of critical repairs,” said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer “These federal funds will not only help make Nassau County whole again but also make the county’s buildings stronger than before, without leaving local taxpayers on the hook for these expenses.”                                             

“I am pleased Long Island will get this federal funding from FEMA to help cover the cost of renovating buildings damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy,” said Senator Gillibrand. “The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy was a wakeup call for the urgent need to invest in modern, updated infrastructure that keeps all New Yorkers more secure, and this critical funding will help ensure that local taxpayers aren’t left to foot the bill alone as recovery efforts continue. I will continue to fight for resources so we can rebuild even stronger and be ready for when the next storm hits.”

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano stated, “I thank Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for their continued partnership in strengthening Nassau County post-Superstorm Sandy

The FEMA funds will be provided to Nassau County Public Works to cover the eligible costs related to the replacement of Bay Park Laboratory and the Bay Park Construction Administration Building. It also includes repairs to the Cow Meadow Park Buildings, Wantagh Park/Community Center Yacht Club, Bay Park Sewer/Road Maintenance Building, Inwood Park Shoreline and Maintenance Garage, and the Nassau County Police Department Marine Bureau Building.  The project also addresses the replacement of hazmat vehicles, contents, and equipment damaged by floodwaters at facilities throughout the County.  The Applicant identified alternate scopes for replacement vehicles and equipment for Sites 4 and 5 and for repairs to the Bay Park Maintenance Building at Site 10.