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TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Friday afternoon until Friday evening - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage. - ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * STORM SURGE - No storm surge inundation forecast - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Little to no storm surge flooding - PLAN: There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations for storm surge flooding are needed. - ACT: Follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor forecasts. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - Moderate rainfall 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, canals, and ditches may overflow. - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas of 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. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - - -

Brooklyn Nets Celebrate 2014-2015 Season with MetroCard Branding

Fans Can Net a Team MetroCard at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, Six Other Stations.

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Brooklyn, NY - November 4th, 2014 - The Brooklyn Nets are getting a jump start to the 2014-2015 NBA basketball season with a new branded MetroCard. The team has become the first professional sports organization to purchase space on MetroCards as the Nets celebrate their home opener at Barclays Center tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee previously purchased advertising space on MetroCards to commemorate Super Bowl XLVIII, which was held in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area in February 2014.

“Our customers already take the train to the Nets’ home games. Extending that relationship through the use of a branded MetroCard is a slam dunk for the team, for MTA NYC Transit and for the fans who get an extra souvenir,” said Paul J. Fleuranges, MTA’s senior director of corporate and internal communications. “The Nets’ home, Barclays Center, sits above the Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr station and has become a major entertainment and sports destination for NYC Transit and Long Island Rail Road, so we feel an especially strong connection to Brooklyn’s home team.”

“We always encourage our guests to take the subway or LIRR to our games at Barclays Center, which is located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City,” said Brett Yormark, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO. “We believe that connecting our brand with the MTA through MetroCards was a perfect way to reinforce our message of the convenience of getting to Barclays Center by mass transit.”

Nets fans can find the MetroCards at nine major subway stations beginning this week. Random distribution at MetroCard Vending Machines and station booths start at the Atlantic Av-Barclays Center B Q 2 3 4 5 and LIRR station complex, and the cards also will be available later that week at the following stations:

  • 34 St-Penn Station LIRR A C E
  • 34 St-Penn Station LIRR 1 2 3
  • 42 St-Times Square N Q R S 1 2 3 7
  • Wall St 4 5
  • Wall St 2 3
  • W4 St-Wash Sq A B C D E F M
  • Court St-Borough Hall R 2 3 4 5
  • Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer E J Z

Prices for ads on both sides range from 25¢ to 45¢ per card, with minimum print runs of 250,000. The MTA produces 4 million to 5 million MetroCards every month.