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TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Northern Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Western Passaic * 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 770 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 850 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 30.7N 80.1W - Storm Intensity 70 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 13 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, southern Westchester and southern Connecticut, and the New York City and New Jersey Metro areas. 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. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across northeast 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 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: Prepare for 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. * 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.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Announces Additional Inductees, Educator of Note Honorees, and Presenters

As the 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) Induction Ceremony draws near, the organization is ramping up with two additional inductees to this year’s roster.

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The 2016 Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 3 at The Space at Westbury.

Westbury, NY - October 11, 2016 - As the 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) Induction Ceremony draws near, the organization is ramping up with two additional inductees to this year’s roster: Grammy Award-winning record producer / composer / lyricist Jim Steinman, and the late producer / artist manager / professor / songwriter Sandy Pearlman.

Adding to the accolades, musician / songwriter / actor / producer Steven Van Zandt will receive the 2016 Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for his Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and his dedication to music education. This bi-annual award, initiated in 2010, is designated to individuals or groups that have demonstrated commitment to humanitarian efforts on Long Island and beyond. His foundation was initiated as a direct result of arts programs being cut in schools nationwide due to funding. The middle school / high school curriculum it presents – Rock and Roll: An American Story – provides arts-driven materials designed to keep students engaged, and is available to educators at no cost. "It's an honor to receive the Harry Chapin Award, “ states Van Zandt. “Though my work remains unfinished, I'm moved by even being considered to join the esteemed list of past honorees."

These honorees will join the already prestigious class of 2016 inductees: music executive Charles Koppelman, guitarist / composer Steve Vai, singer / songwriter Garland Jeffreys, film composer Carter Burwell, hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane, songwriters/instrumentalists Santo & Johnny, jazz specialist/bandleader Vince Giordano, and Westbury Music Fair (now the NYCB Theater at Westbury).

A few of this year’s presenters include Long Island Music Hall of Fame board member / inductee Ron Alexenburg (presenting Steven Van Zandt), Eddie Brigati of The Rascals (for Santo & Johnny), Lenny Kaye (accepting for Sandy Pearlman), David Johannsen (for Garland Jeffreys), Brian Koppelman (for Charles Koppelman), and chef Tom Schaudel (for Steve Vai), GE Smith (for Carter Burwell), and Chuck D (for Big Daddy Kane).

Further celebrating Long Island public and private music educators, the 2015 and 2016 Educator of Note Award is designated to respected individuals who exemplify dedication to music education. The LIMHoF proudly presents Joseph Rutkowski as the 2015 Educator of Note recipient. With four decades of experience, the current Head of the Music Department at Great Neck North High School helms a music program that boasts 12 Carnegie Hall performances, and is a 10-time winner of the Lincoln Center High School Chamber Music Competition.

The Educator of Note Award winner for 2016 is Frank Doyle, who not only toured and recorded as a keyboardist with Meatloaf, but is a music teacher at Northport High School. Editor for the Baron’s AP Music Theory Review Book 2012 and the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy Online, Doyle developed a 4-year High School Music Conservatory Program, including AP Music Theory and two-year international Baccalaureate Program.

The 2016 Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 3 at The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Avenue in Westbury, New York. General seating tickets are now on sale, starting at $95 and are available through Ticketmaster online at Premium VIP table seating and sponsorships are available, which includes an exclusive VIP Pre-Induction Awards Dinner Party, Performances, and Awards Ceremony.

For information about Premium seating, please contact the Long Island Music Hall of Fame at 631-331-0909 or email.

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island's musical heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The LIMHOF was created as a place to inspire in each person the desire to explore and celebrate music in all its forms and to be a place where the music community will find the support, resources and leadership necessary to aim them in that exploration. For more information about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, visit