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ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH This product covers Southeast New York, Northeast New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut **ISAIAS CONTINUES MOVING NORTH** 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 130 miles north of New York City NY or about 160 miles northwest of Montauk Point NY - 42.7N 74.2W - Storm Intensity 65 mph - Movement North-northeast or 20 degrees at 40 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ The effects from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to diminish quickly from southwest to northeast this evening as the storm moves north of the area. While threats are beginning to diminish, strong winds will continue into this evening. In addition, minor coastal flooding, high surf, and dangerous rip currents will continue. Strong winds will continue across the area into early this evening before diminishing tonight. Dangerous marine conditions are likely across all of the coastal waters through tonight. High surf and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue along the ocean beaches through Wednesday. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * WIND: Potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the area. Remain well sheltered from dangerous wind having possible significant impacts. If realized, these impacts 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: Potential impacts from the main surge event are possible this evening. Remain well away from locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts. If realized, these impacts 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.

William Floyd Takes the Polar Plunge

Recently, William Floyd School District staff members participated in the “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai to benefit the Special Olympics of Brookhaven Town.

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Mount Sinai, NY - December 4th, 2014 - Recently, William Floyd School District staff members participated in the “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai to benefit the Special Olympics of Brookhaven Town. Teams from William Paca Middle School and Moriches Elementary School braved the icy waters of the Long Island Sound to help support local Special Olympics athletes.

Participants from William Paca Middle School included Wendy Gottlieb, Susan Piraino, Lisa Borak, Jenn Engmann, Teri Busardo, Joanne Fucci, Deb Turchiano, Janella Walker and Donna Lauria (retired), who raised $1,875 in the plunge; Ed Noll and Mike Barba from Moriches Elementary School who raised $470 with support from more than 100 students; Nick Taylor, Chairperson, Committee on Special Education for the middle schools who raised $190; Kat Jumper from Tangier Smith Elementary School; and Gayle Lambert and Don Law from William Floyd High School.

The Special Olympics of New York has more than 64,000 athletes training and competing year round to compete in 22 Olympics-style events. Athletes and families are never charged to participate, therefore, the Special Olympics relies completely on fundraising.

Please check the William Floyd School District flickr page to see more photos of the polar plunge!

Pictured are the William Paca Middle School Arctic Warriors and Ed Noll and Mike Barba from Moriches Elementary School.