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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: - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Orange and Putnam - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Bronx, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, 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, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union * 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 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, Southwestern Suffolk, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * STORM INFORMATION: - About 830 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 900 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 29.7N 79.9W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 355 degrees at 9 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, coastal Connecticut, and the New York City Metro. 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 into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against 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: Protect against 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: Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area include: - There is potential for widespread minor to locally moderate coastal flooding across the Lower New York Harbor and South Shore Back Bays, with localized minor flooding impacts elsewhere. - Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low lying spots. - 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: 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.

Catching Waves In Long Beach - NY Surf Week Begins July 17th

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All Are Invited to Join the Action on National Blvd. Beach July 17-21.

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Long Beach, NYJuly 15th, 2013 – Sponsored by NYSEA, the fourth annual NY Surf Week will be held on National Blvd. Beach in Long Beach July 17-21. NY Surf Week was started as a memorial surf contest for lost New York surf legend George “Geeza” Geiser. It features surf contests, skateboard contests, family night on the beach, concerts and much more. “NY Surf Week has evolved as a bigger and better event over the past three years,” described co-founder and internationally-recognized big wave surfer Will Skudin. “While Superstorm Sandy wreaked widespread devastation last fall Long Beach is back in business, and NYSEA invites everyone to join us in the celebration,” he stated.

Notably, NY Surf Week teams up with not-for-profit Surf for All to offer activities for adults and children with disabilities. Pro surfers will enable visually impaired and/or blind individuals – as well as children with severe physical and medical disabilities from the Henry Viscardi School – to experience the waves and rides of their lives. “The idea behind these events is to make the joy of surfing available to everyone,” described Skudin. “What once may have seemed impossible is now possible. These outings help to open minds not just to surfing, but to the belief that they can overcome any obstacle.”

See Events Schedule below for a complete list of all the “gnarly” activities for surfers, skateboarders, artists, party animals, music lovers, adults and children. Visit their Facebook Page or www.nysea.com/nysurfweek for more information and to register for NY Surf Week activities. NY Surf Week also is sponsored by Vita Coco Coconut water and WRV Surfboards.

NY SURF WEEK EVENTS SCHEDULE

On National Blvd. Beach unless otherwise noted

Wednesday

July 17

Thursday

July 18

Friday

July 19

Saturday

July 20

(Rain Date: July 21)

Sunday

July 21

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

Register online. 48 surfers only. $3,000 purse.

 

Surf Outing for Camp Abilities

12:30–2:30 pm

Not-for-profit Surf for All surfing for visually impaired and blind children.

 

Art Show

8-11 pm

Allegria Hotel

80 West Broadway, 2nd Floor. Not-for-profit Surf for All benefit.

 

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

Register online. 48 surfers only. $3,000 purse.

 

Surf for All

Henry Viscardi School

1-3 pm

Not-for-profit Surf for All surfing for students with physical and medical disabilities.

 

Family Night

7-10 pm

Long Beach Hotel, 405 East Broadway.

$10 per person

NYSEA Sneak Peek Movie Premiere. Buffet, raffles and games.

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

Register online. 48 surfers only. $3,000 purse.

 

NYSEA’s Summer Party, Movie Premiere

9 pm

21 +, $20 fee. Warehouse 5, Bridgeview Yacht Club, 50 Water-

front Blvd, Island Park

NYSEA Movie Premiere, indoor skateboard jam.

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

Register online. 48 surfers only. $3,000 purse.

 

Kids Surf Contest

9 am start.

Register online only. Boys & girls divisions. 16 and under.

 

Kids Skate Contest

12 pm start.

Register online only. Boys & girls divisions. 17 and under.

 

Concerts

3-11 pm

All ages.

Live music all day during skate jams. Epic line-up, featuring Groundswell, Jahstix & more.

 

Skate Contest

5 pm sign ups, first 40 entrants only. 18 +. 6-7 pm warm up. 7:30 pm start. Cash purse.

Open Surf Contest

8 am–5 pm

 

Rain day/

make up for Kids & Adults Skate Contests

 

Memorial Paddle Out

Honoring George “Geeza” Geiser.

4 pm.