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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.

Save-A-Pet to Host “Black Cat Friday”

LongIsland.com

At this event, Save-A-Pet will be waiving adoption fees for black and black-and-white cats in hopes of getting their furry adoptees a permanent home.

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Port Jefferson Station, NY - November 6, 2013 - Instead of dealing with the lines and crowds at your local retail stores, Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc. is advising you to consider adopting a black cat in need of a special home on Black Friday, November 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Often, black cats are less likely to be adopted due to superstitions and their tendency to appear to age more quickly because of excessive gray hair. According to a study conducted by the University of California at Berkeley, orange or Siamese cats are almost always adopted before darker-colored cats.

Many forget the benefits of adopting a black cat, one being that their ebony hair is less noticeable if it clings to clothes and furniture. Another is their playful personalities and elegant appearance.

At this event, Save-A-Pet will be waiving adoption fees for black and black-and-white cats in hopes of getting their furry adoptees a permanent home.

“We are excited for ‘Black Cat Friday’ because we continually see a lack of adoption for black cats,” says Save-A-Pet Founder/President Dori Scofield. “We are hoping that this event will help the public see how friendly and gentle these cats can be. We’ve got some wonderful black and black-and-white cats available for adoption and we’re urging the public to come and meet them on Black Cat Friday.”

For more information on the Black Cat Friday adoption event or general adoption inquiries, please contact Save-A-Pet at 631-473-6333 or visit www.saveapetli.org.

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Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue Inc. was established in 1994 and is located in Port Jefferson Station.  Save-A-Pet works tirelessly to place orphaned companion animals into loving homes.  All of the animals that come to Save-A-Pet are spayed, neutered, tested for diseases and vaccinated.  Prospective adopters are thoroughly screened and matched with the most suitable pet for them and their family.  Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and is a safe haven for all of the animals that enter it.