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ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS MOVING OVER SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA** 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 540 miles south-southwest of New York City NY or about 620 miles southwest of Montauk Point NY - 33.8N 78.5W - Storm Intensity 85 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 22 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Hurricane Isaias, located off the coast of North Carolina, will continue to move to north-northeast tonight along the coast. Isaias will slowly weaken as it accelerates northeast on Tuesday, likely moving over our area Tuesday afternoon and evening. However, confidence continues to increase with respect to the magnitude of local hazards and impacts. The main threats with this system involve heavy rainfall, strong winds, minor to moderate coastal flooding, along with high surf and dangerous rip currents. Additionally, a few tornadoes are possible. Locally heavy rainfall is expected with a widespread 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches possible. The heaviest rain is most likely to occur across New York City, Northeast New Jersey and the Lower Hudson Valley early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening, and eastern sections Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. The strongest winds are likely to occur across New York City Metro, Long Island, northeast New Jersey, southern portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, and southeast Connecticut. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters Tuesday and Tuesday night. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected along the ocean beaches Monday through Wednesday. The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast across the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible extensive impacts across New Jersey, New York City, the Lower Hudson Valley, and portions of southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues. - Rivers and streams may rapidly overflow their banks in multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers may become stressed. - In hilly terrain, destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys, and increase susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous. Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out. * WIND: Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area 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: Protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across shoreline communities. Potential impacts in this area 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. Elsewhere across Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. * 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.

MTA Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Train Service Beginning Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve and Continuing Through the Extended Holiday Weekend

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Beginning Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through the extended holiday weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service and reduced fare programs that will making travel a snap for ...

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Take LIRR for your Thanksgiving holiday travel. Extra train service begins Thanksgiving Eve and continues through the extended holiday weekend.

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Long Island, NY - November 20, 2015 - Beginning Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through the extended holiday weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service and reduced fare programs that will making travel a snap for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 – Early Eastbound Getaway

To accommodate the rush of customers getting a head start on the holiday weekend, the LIRR has added the following 11 eastbound trains from Penn Station to its regular schedule:

Ronkonkoma Branch

  • 1:52 p.m. train stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, and then all stops to Ronkonkoma (except Pinelawn.) Port Jefferson Branch
  • 2:08 p.m. train stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, and then all stops to Huntington.
  • 2:29 p.m. train stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, and then all stops to Huntington.
  • 3:24 p.m. train stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.

Babylon Branch

  • 2:22 p.m. train express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 2:32 p.m. train express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3 p.m. train stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, and then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:31 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon

Port Washington Branch

  • 3:40 p.m. train stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., and then all stops to Great Neck.

Far Rockaway Branch

  • 3:48 p.m. express train to Locust Manor, then all stops to Far Rockaway.

Montauk Branch

  • 4:06 p.m. train express to Westhampton, then stopping at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 – Family Fare to Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thanksgiving Day, for Long Islanders planning to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade trains will run on a Weekend/Holiday schedule with the addition of six westbound trains in the morning and 11 eastbound trains in the afternoon. Kids ages 5-11 (limit of 4 children) can ride one-way for $1 when accompanied by a fare paying parent or guardian.

Westbound – 6 Extra Trains

Babylon Branch

  • 6:49 a.m. train from Babylon, making all stops to Rockville Center, then Jamaica, and Penn Station.
  • 7:21 a.m. train from Babylon, making all stops to Rockville Centre, then Jamaica and Penn Station.

Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch

  • 6:01 a.m. train from Port Jefferson making all stops to Huntington, then stopping at Jamaica and Penn Station.

Ronkonkoma Branch

  • 6:10 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma, making all stops to Hicksville, then Jamaica, Woodside and Penn Station.
  • 7:10 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma, making all stops to Hicksville, then Jamaica, Woodside and Penn Station.

Montauk Branch

  • 6:25 a.m. train from Speonk, making all stops to Babylon, Jamaica and Penn Station.

Eastbound – 11 Extra Trains

Babylon Branch

  • 11:39 a.m., 12:09 p.m., 12:39 p.m. and 1:09 p.m. trains from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all local stops to Babylon. Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch
  • 11:59 p.m. from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park and all stops to Huntington.
  • 12:06 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, and then all stops to Port Jefferson.

Montauk Branch

  • 12:02 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Freeport, all stops to Speonk.

Ronkonkoma Branch

  • 11:35 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Hicksville Bethpage, Farmingdale then all stops to Ronkonkoma except Pinelawn.
  • 12:32 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, Mineola, Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale, then all stops to Ronkonkoma except Pinelawn.
  • 1:03 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, and then all stops to Farmingdale.
  • 1:32 p.m. train from Penn Station, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale, then all stops to Ronkonkoma, except Pinelawn.

Black Friday, November 27 – Bargains Begin with Off-Peak Fares

On Black Friday, November 27, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the LIRR will run on a regular Weekday Schedule, but tickets will be sold at the lower, off-peak fares.

Saturday, November 28 & Sunday, November 29 – Off-Peak Fares in Effect

The LIRR will add four westbound trains and six eastbound trains to its regular weekend schedule on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30. Remember, weekend fares are always off-peak.

Westbound – Four Extra Trains

Long Beach Branch

  • 8:57 a.m., 9:57 a.m., 10:57 a.m. and 11:57 a.m. trains from Long Beach making all local stops to Jamaica then express to Penn Station.

Eastbound Six Extra Trains

Long Beach Branch

  • 4:25 PM, 5:25 PM, 6:25 PM and 7:25 PM trains from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica and making all local stops to Long Beach.

Babylon Branch

  • 1:13 AM from Penn Station, stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre and then all stops to Babylon

Huntington/Port Jefferson

  • 2:44 AM from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, New Hyde Park, and then all stops to Huntington.

For More Information

Customers can pick up copies of LIRR branch timetables dated November 16, 2015 at stations or terminals or find it online. They can also contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hearing impaired, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.