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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.

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library Hosts 3D Printer Programs

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The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library is one of only several libraries on Long Island to have their very own 3D Printer – a Makerbot Replicator 2x – a state-of-the-art machine that has the ability to create ...

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Shirley, NY, November 10, 2014 – The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library is one of only several libraries on Long Island to have their very own 3D Printer – a Makerbot Replicator 2x – a state-of-the-art machine that has the ability to create a 3D object layer by layer. Library patrons are encouraged to attend one of a number of upcoming programs for children, teens and adults, which will focus on learning how to use the file-creating software and then firing up the printer to create a 3D object.

“In each program, we'll be designing original 3D schematics using iPads,” said Nick Tanzi, Head of Digital Services, Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. “Once each participant has designed an object, we will save the job to print over the following week. The 3D Printer will be on the library floor where patrons can watch it render the projects.” He added that each schematic will be stored to share on Thingiverse, an open-sourced website for 3D printing schematics. 

Tanzi believes that the 3D Printer will also help get patrons interested in geometry and computer aided design programs, which are instrumental in architecture and building design.

“It’s a feather in the cap for our library,” said Mr. Tanzi.

Please visit the Library Calendar for links to register for each program.

How It Works
The Makerbot Replicator 2x uses a camera and lasers to create digital files and uses an extruder to heat plastic filament loaded on a spool to print a 3D object, layer by layer. The computer and accompanying software also gives users the ability to print an open-sourced file from websites such as Thingiverse; or they can create their own projects via computer-aided design programs such as Blokify.

Upcoming Programs
Create and Make w/Blokify
Tuesday, November 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Registration for this is now closed.
Blokify is 3D modeling software that enables kids to create. Using iPads, kids will perfect their creations, which will then be sent to our 3D Printer and be ready for pick up a few days after the program. Creations will be printed on the CPSD floor, so be sure to stop by and check out what the class created. Grades 3-6. 

3-D Print A Holiday Ornament
Tuesday, December 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Registration begins Tuesday, November 25 
We'll design holiday ornaments using an iPad--then send them to a 3-D printer! Creations will be printed on the CPSD floor, so be sure to stop by and check out what the class created. Grades 3-6. 

Build Day: 3D Printing  
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Learn how a 3D Printer works and design your own object to be printed in plastic filament. (Teenagers)

Build Night: 3D Printing  
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Learn how a 3D Printer works and design your own object to be printed in plastic filament.

Build Night: 3D Print Chess Pieces
Tuesday December 2, 2014

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Learn more about the library’s 3D Printer, and design your own chess pieces.  We’ll print one for you, and one to make a chess set for the Teen Area game collection!

Wednesday December 10, 2014
Build Day: 3D Print Chess Pieces

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn more about the library’s 3D Printer, and design your own chess pieces.  We’ll print one for you, and one to make a chess set for the Teen Area game collection!

Introduction to 3-D Printing (For Adults)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Registration begins Wednesday, November 26.
Heard about 3-D printing and interested in learning more? We will give a basic demonstration and answer your questions. Afterwards, we’ll create a basic design to be printed and picked up at a later date!

Nick Tanzi, Head of Digital Services for the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, removes a printed 3D object called "Mr. Jaws," a shark made out of plastic filament. Mr. Tanzi is also pictured teaching patrons how to create a 3D object using online programs.

 

 

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