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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.

Two William Floyd NJROTC Cadets Attend American Legion Programs

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Boys and Girls State are two of the most respected government instruction programs for high school students in the nation.

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Mastic Beach, NY - September 12, 2013 - Two William Floyd High School NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) cadets, Bobby Vecchio and D’azia Enriquez, attended the American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State programs this past summer. Boys and Girls State are two of the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students in the nation which teaches the value of community service, volunteerism, responsible citizenship, leadership and American principles. William Floyd NJROTC participation was sponsored by the American Legion Arthur H. Clune Post 1533 in Mastic Beach.

At Boys and Girls State, students get a feel of how the government works by creating and operating a mythical 51st state. They are separated into a two-party system, Nationalist and Federalist, and partake in a number of activities pertaining to the political process – running for office, electing officials at every level, drafting and debating legislation and more. They also participated in mock courts where they acted in the roles of attorneys, judges, plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and members of the jury. Other activities included law enforcement presentations, assemblies, band, chorus and recreational activities.

 

“Boys and Girls State provides students with an opportunity to learn all about the in-depth workings of state and local governments,” said Commander Jay Tweed, William Floyd NJROTC. “This program provides tremendous insight for the students and further instills them with the value of being a good citizen. I’m proud that William Floyd had representatives selected to attend each of the two programs.”

 

At Boys State held on the campus of SUNY Morrisville in Morrisville, NY, Cadet Vecchio participated in hands-on activities based on the operation of city, town, county and state governments. He passed a mock bar examination and successfully ran for and was elected to the position of city attorney. He said two of his takeaways from Boys State were gaining a deeper understanding of the importance of teamwork and improved time management skills. After graduation, Vecchio plans to apply for Marine and Army ROTC scholarships or possibly enlist in the military.

On the campus of SUNY Brockport in Brockport, NY, Cadet Enriquez attended Girls State where she too learned about the inner workings of government. She felt the experience helped her improve her public speaking and self-presentation skills. During the mock governance portion, she campaigned for attorney general and was eventually elected to the position of animal control officer. Enriquez has applied for and hopes to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy after graduation.

Boys and Girls State programs have been operating since the 1930s and famous alumni include Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States; Neil Armstrong, astronaut and first person on the moon; Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; Dick Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States; Lynne Cheney, former second lady of the United States; Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security and current President of the University of California system; former Governors Mike Huckabee (AR), George Pataki (NY) and Ann Richards (TX); Lt. General Michelle Johnson, Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy; Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer; renowned journalists Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw; Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2004; and many more.

Pictured: William Floyd NJROTC cadets Bobby Vecchio and D’azia Enriquez attended the American Legion Boys State and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Girls State programs.