Weather Alert  

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.

John Ellis Kordes to Speak at Adelphi about Early Aviation and Charles Lindbergh’s Historic Flight

LongIsland.com

Garden City Village Historian John Ellis Kordes will give a lecture in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom of the Ruth S. Harley University Center on Sunday November 1 at 3:00 p.m. on aviation.

Print Email

Garden City, NY - October 23, 2015 - Garden City Village Historian John Ellis Kordes will give a lecture in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom of the Ruth S. Harley University Center on Sunday November 1 at 3:00 p.m. For his talk, this well-known Garden City historian will cover the early history of aviation in Garden City. He will also cover the first solo transatlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh on which took off from Roosevelt Field on May 20th, 1927.

It was his love of history and the village where he grew up that encouraged John Ellis Kordes to work with the Village of Garden City’s history since 1989. Mr. Kordes graduated from Garden City High School and Adelphi University. His underlying commitment and outstanding contribution to historical preservation and education in Garden City helped him earn the position as the official Garden City Village Historian in 1996. Since then, he has contributed even more to preserving the history and furthering education in the village.

Kordes has used his professional skills in photography and his knowledge of local history to capture Garden City’s history in two documentary films, “The Long Island Motor Parkway” and “A.T. Stewart’s Garden City” and share it with a larger audience; the latter is still used as a teaching aid in the schools, helping new generations of Garden City residents understand their history. Apart from documentary-making, he has also made significant contributions in written history; he has penned articles and newspaper columns for local newspapers. He has authored and published two editions of his book “Visions of Garden City,” a gorgeous coffee table book including hundreds of photos and detailed history.

Along with archiving the history of Garden City in documentaries and books, he created the Garden City Heritage Tour Maps for walking tours, created postcards, calendars and a poster featuring the Village of Garden City and often gives historical tours of Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation. He is a popular speaker and conducts lectures and historic bus tours of Garden City and even started an adult education program on Garden City history. For all his contributions, he was recently honored by the Oyster Bay Historical Society during the inaugural reception to salute “Long Island’s Top Advocates for Historic Preservation and Education.”

For further information, please call the Adelphi Cultural Events Hotline at (516) 877-4555.

About Adelphi University
New York’s Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Today, nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools and programs—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work. Chartered in 1896, Adelphi is known for offering a personalized education—one is which students are mentored by talented and committed faculty members and readily find opportunities to initiate, innovate, explore and understand. With dynamic learning hubs on Long Island, in Manhattan and in the Hudson Valley, Adelphi serves communities, both regionally and globally, through the research and practice of its faculty, the collaborative initiatives undertaken by its centers and programs, the staging of distinguished cultural events and, most essentially, the education of future leaders and informed citizens.