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Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. 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. Additionally, a few tornadoes are possible. Locally heavy rainfall 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 New York City Metro, Long Island, northeast New Jersey, southern portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, and southeast Connecticut. 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 New Jersey, New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley, and portions of southeastern Connecticut. 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 in this area 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: - 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * 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.

9 Books Set on Long Island to Read on the Beach

Check out some of these classic books if you’re looking to add to your summer reading collection.

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Cold Spring Harbor

by Richard Yates


This author, whose novel Revolutionary Road was made into an award-winning movie starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, never had a best seller. But, like many other novels he wrote, Cold Spring Harbor, set on Long Island, was highly regarded and also the last published before his death. The publisher describes this story as “a masterful, unflinching tale of two families brought together by chance, desperation, and desire.”


Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring

by Alexander Rose


A New York Times Bestseller, the book tells the story of the Long Island spy ring that helped win the Revolutionary War. According to the book’s description on the publisher’s website, in 1778, General George Washington needed to know where the British would strike next. “To that end, he unleashed his secret weapon: an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy’s battle plans and military strategy.” The book was the basis for the AMC miniseries, Turn: Washington’s Spies.


Child of My Heart

by Alice McDermott


In McDermott’s novel “a woman recalls her fifteenth summer with the wry and bittersweet wisdom of hindsight.” It is set on the East End of Long Island.


Local Girls

by Alice Hoffman


Hoffman’s book Practical Magic was made into a movie starring Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, and Stockard Channing. In Local Girls, the author “casts her spell over a Long Island neighborhood filled with dreamers and dreams as she evokes the world of the Samuelsons, a family torn apart by tragedy and bound together by devotion.”


The Gold Coast

by Nelson DeMille


This 1990 release debuted on The New York Times Best Sellers list. DeMille’s story is about the North Shore of Long Island and two men who according to his website, “ are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world.”


Plum Island

by Nelson DeMille


DeMille’s 1997 novel debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. In this novel he explores Plum Island, “the research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare.”


Beach Road

by James Patterson


According to best-selling author James Patterson’s website, in this novel, “dark mysteries come to East Hampton while a struggling lawyer fights to save his friend from being framed for a triple murder.”


The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan


In this best-selling young adult novel - also made into a movie - the hero, Percy Jackson, finds himself sent to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods on Long Island. There he finds out that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. This is the beginning of the pre-teen favorite series of adventure novels based in Greek Mythology.


Compromising Positions

by Susan Issacs


This 1978 novel by Issacs was made into a movie in the 80s starring Susan Sarandon and Raúl Juliá. According to her website, “Judith Singer, the protagonist of Compromising Positions, is intelligent, brash and witty. But she is trapped by her lifestyle in Shorehaven (‘minutes from Fitzgerald’s East Egg’); a stuffy husband (‘Judith, don’t tell me you haven’t gained weight. I can see it in your waist.’) demanding children (‘I hate her peanut butter. It’s the smooth kind.’) and a stultifying suburban home (‘two weeks of accumulated laundry’). When Dr. Bruce Fleckstein, a local periodontist and notorious stud, is found murdered, Judith’s life takes an interesting turn- and is infused with a sense of purpose.” Many of Issacs’ novels are set on Long Island.