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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.

Discover Long Island Announces Winners For The Region’s First-Ever Tourism Awards

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Partner of the Year × Industry Advancement × Tourism Trailblazer × Tourism Legacy.

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Long Island, NY - October 31, 2017 - Discover Long Island is thrilled to announce the winners of the region’s first-ever Tourism Awards in the categories: Partner of the Year, Industry Advancement, Tourism Trailblazer and Tourism Legacy. As part of the organization’s efforts to champion the tourism industry, the following honorees will be recognized at the Inaugural Tourism Awards Gala taking place Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at The Fox Hollow in Woodbury.
 
“We couldn’t be more excited to announce the first recipients of the Long Island Tourism Awards,” said Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO, Discover Long Island.  “These outstanding individuals are setting new benchmarks within the tourism community, which has become an essential economic driver for our region. We are looking forward to honoring them and celebrating the successes of our industry at the Inaugural Tourism Awards Gala next month.”
 
2017 Tourism Award honorees include:
 
  • Partner of the Year Award – PSAV
  • Industry Advancement Award – Global Center for Hospitality Management at New York Institute of Technology
  • Tourism Trailblazer Award – Governor Cuomo for the Long Island Welcome Center and Taste NY Market
  • Tourism Legacy Award – Gloria Rocchio, President of The Ward Melville Heritage Organization
The Inaugural Tourism Awards Gala will bring together the leaders in Long Island’s tourism industry to celebrate the people, products and promotions that contributed to a successful 2017. Registration and sponsorship opportunities have limited availability. For event registration and additional details, please visit https://dlitourismawards2017.eventbrite.com.
 
ABOUT DISCOVER LONG ISLAND
Discover Long Island was established in 1978 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination’s travel and tourism industry. The organization contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events and related activities. For more information, please call 631-951-3900 or visit www.discoverlongisland.com.