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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 240 miles south of New York City NY or about 300 miles south-southwest of Montauk Point NY - 37.4N 74.8W - Storm Intensity 50 mph - Movement North or 360 degrees at 10 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Fay, located just east of the southern Delmarva Peninsula, will move northward along the coast towards the area today, making landfall near the New York City area tonight. The main threats with this system will be locally heavy rainfall, the potential for flash flooding, and dangerous surf conditions today into tonight. 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: - 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. * 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. * 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 this afternoon into tonight.

William Floyd Colonials Win Suffolk County Championship, Advance to Long Island Championship

Colonials are set to face Freeport on Saturday, November 24 at 12 pm at Hofstra University.

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Tyshawn Lopez #5 is pictured scoring on a 34-yard reception from Mack Driver.

Photo by: William Floyd School District

Stony Brook, NY - November 20, 2018 - On Saturday, November 17, the William Floyd Colonials knocked off Ward Melville in a back-and-forth battle at Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium by a final score of 34-17 to secure their 11th Suffolk Championship. This victory also clinched William Floyd’s spot in the 2018 Division I Long Island Championship game against Freeport (11-0) on Saturday, November 24 at 12 pm at Hofstra University.
The Colonials faced adversity at the onset falling behind Ward Melville early 10-0. However, it’s difficult to keep Coach Paul Longo and the Colonials down, as they changed the momentum with one play – a 60-yard jet sweep by Ronale Thomas putting them on the board and only trailing by three, 10-7.
After that initial score, the Colonials executed what may have been the two “plays of the game,” two consecutive onside kick conversions behind senior kicker Sebastian Paniccia and the special teams unit – the first of which helped set up William Floyd’s second score, a 34-yard touchdown pass from Mack Driver to Tyshawn Lopez, giving the Colonials a 14-10 halftime lead.
Ward Melville took the lead back in the third quarter going up 17-14. The Colonials answered right back and marched down the field to grab the momentum back with a touchdown drive of their own. Nick Silva barreled his way through the defense to help set up Driver’s 1-yard touchdown run to put William Floyd back on top, this time for good.
Following great stops on defense including an interception by senior lineman Keith Winfrey and a big fourth down stop, the Colonial offense once again moved down the field to put the finishing touches on their Suffolk Championship victory. Silva carried the load on offense, converting a 12-yard touchdown run, increasing the lead for William Floyd to 27-17. Driver would deliver the final score with his second touchdown run of the game late in the fourth quarter, pushing the lead to its eventual final score, 34-17.
With this victory, the Colonials now own 11 Suffolk County Championships (2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2018). They are now looking to add a sixth Long Island Championship to their trophy case with previous Long Island titles occurring in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012.
For the Long Island Championship game, tickets are $10 at the gate charged by Section VIII (Nassau County). Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 via the Go Fan website at this link or the Go Fan – High School app (please search for Section VIII). Please note there is a $1.35 convenience fee charged by Go Fan for use of its services.
Congratulations to Coach Longo, the coaching staff and the student-athletes who have played their hearts out to get back to the LIC. One more win. Go Colonials!