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ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * 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 540 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 620 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 33.8N 78.5W - Storm Intensity 85 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 22 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Hurricane Isaias, located off the coast of North Carolina, will continue to move to north-northeast tonight along the coast. 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.

Governor Cuomo Announces Farm to Fork Solutions Forum

In celebration of U.S. Manufacturing Day, forum will help food and beverage manufacturers grow business.

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Albany, NY - September 15, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Farm to Fork Solutions Forum, which will focus on helping New York State food and beverage manufacturers grow their business, to be held on October 3 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. FuzeHub, a statewide initiative announced last fall, will host the forum and connect businesses with technical experts to identify solutions to overcome challenges to growth. To date, FuzeHub has assisted more than 450 manufacturing companies across New York.

“New York is home to some of the finest food and beverages in the world," Governor Cuomo said. "By linking these producers with the resources FuzeHub has to offer, we can help foster continued growth, jobs, and economic activity in what is already one of this state’s most rapidly growing industries. I encourage all who are eligible to attend this forum and see for themselves what is available to help them grow their company."

Solutions Forums are half-day events that are free to New York State manufacturing companies. They provide an opportunity for small to medium-sized manufacturing companies to learn about and connect with the available resources and programs within Empire State Development, the state's research universities, New York's Manufacturing Extension Partnership program and local economic development groups, in addition to networking and collaboration opportunities with other manufacturers statewide.

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams said, “FuzeHub is a unique tool that has been successful in leveraging the state’s existing resources to help businesses grow and thrive across the state. We encourage manufacturers in the food and beverage industry to take advantage of FuzeHub’s free services and connect with experienced manufacturing, technical and business professionals live and in person at the next Solutions Forum in Rochester.”

FuzeHub Executive Director Laura Mann said, “Our goal with this Farm to Fork Solutions Forum is to attract small and medium food manufacturers who want to grow their businesses, whether you’re an aspiring food entrepreneur, businesses wanting to launch a food product, food technician, scientist or product developer, we can help. There is a growing need to assist manufacturers with everything from food processing to energy and water use, and FuzeHub brings forward these resources to analyze, problem solve and identify solutions to meet specific company needs.”

James Senall, President of High Tech Rochester, the NY-MEP center of the Finger Lakes Region said, “The Rochester region has positioned itself as a hub for attracting and growing food and beverage manufacturing companies. With more than 100 companies in the Greater Rochester Region alone, it is vital that these companies have access and knowledge of the assets and programs available not only in the region but throughout New York State to assist in their development."

The Farm to Fork Solutions Forum will be held October 3 at Rochester Institute of Technology from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Manufacturing companies can register by visiting, and will be asked to submit their requests for assistance based on need, such as information technology, product development, prototyping and design, marketing development and much more.

A core team of technical and manufacturing professionals respond within 48 hours and work with the companies through live one-on-one discussions. These skilled representatives consult with the companies as trusted advisors and provide targeted connections to the specific set of experts and resources needed.

Rochester Institute of Technology Associate Provost and Golisano Institute for Sustainability Director, Nabil Nasr said, “Golisano Institute for Sustainability has enthusiastically supported the Farm to Fork movement by leading the Finger Lakes Food Processing Cluster Initiative and working with our region’s agricultural industry in related activities that help promote job growth, sustainability, and economic development. We are proud to participate and very excited to host this important Solutions Forum event at the Rochester Institute of Technology during Manufacturing Day.”

Organized by the National Association of Manufacturers, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturing Day is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. (

For more information on FuzeHub, please visit or contact Laura Mann, Director of Strategy and Operations at

About FuzeHub

FuzeHub is a new initiative that works to better connect New York’s small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to the resources, programs and expertise they need for technology commercialization, innovative solutions and business growth. FuzeHub unites and integrates a broad network of multi-disciplinary public and private sector technology, industry and commercialization services, experts and partners. FuzeHub was initiated by the partnering of a state and federal program with support from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s NIST MEP and Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation.