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ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH** 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 130 miles north of New York City NY or about 160 miles northwest of Montauk Point NY - 42.7N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 65 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 40 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast this evening as the storm moves north of the area. While threats are beginning to diminish, strong winds will continue into this evening. In addition, minor coastal flooding, high surf, and dangerous rip currents will continue. Strong winds will continue across the area into early this evening before diminishing tonight. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters through tonight. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue along the ocean beaches through Wednesday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the area. Remain well sheltered from dangerous wind having possible significant impacts. If realized, these 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: Potential impacts from the main surge event are possible this evening. Remain well away from locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts 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.

Governor Cuomo Reminds New Yorkers To Register To Vote By Friday For General Election In New York

Deadline to Register to Vote is October 13; Nearly 951,000 New Yorkers Have Registered using DMV's Online Voter Registration Since 2012, Including More Than 438,000 First-Time Voters.

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NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Photo by: Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, via Flickr.

Albany, NY - October 12, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New York State residents that this Friday, October 13, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in next month's general election. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 13 and received by the New York State Board of Elections no later than October 18. New Yorkers can easily apply to register to vote, or change their enrollment information, by using the state's online voter registration application service on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles' website.
"Voting is essential to democracy, and we urge all New Yorkers to register to vote and make their voices heard," Governor Cuomo said. "With more ways to register to vote than ever before, I encourage everyone to ensure your information is up to date so you can participate in the election."
To apply to register to vote using the DMV website, customers must enter information from their New York State driver license, permit, or non-driver ID, their date of birth, current zip code, last four digits of their Social Security Number, and their email address. The information provided is validated to ensure accuracy and security. Previously, New Yorkers needed to sign up to create a MyDMV account to register to vote online. Last year, a new site was created that allows applicants to visit the voter registration application page on the DMV website.  If you are already registered to vote but wish to change your party affiliation, you must do so by Friday to vote in primaries in 2018.
Since Governor Cuomo launched the MyDMV automated online system in 2012, 950,717 New Yorkers have registered using DMV's online voter registration applications, including 438,318 first-time voters. Building on this success, in July, Governor Cuomo announced a series of aggressive executive actions designed to expand voter registration opportunities for New Yorkers, including an executive order which directs every state agency to make available voter registration forms and to offer assistance in filling them out.
Terri Egan, DMV's Deputy Executive Commissioner said, "We at DMV are glad to have made it simple for people to go online and start the process of registering. We want to make it convenient to maximize participation in our democracy."
If honorably discharged from the military or if you have become a naturalized citizen since October 13, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 28. Changes of address for the general election must be processed by October 18 to be eligible for the November election.
DMV does not approve or deny voter registration applications. Upon completion, DMV sends the voter registration applications to the County Board of Elections for review and action. Once processed, the county will notify the applicants either that they are registered to vote or that additional information is needed to complete the application. Additionally, New Yorkers can use the New York State Board of Elections' website to check their voter registration status.
To be eligible to vote in New York, you need to:
  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file the form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court; and
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
You can read more about the process for registering to vote at the DMV website or at New York State Board of Elections' website.