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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.

St. Catherine of Siena Lights the Night With First Outdoor Christmas Tree Lighting

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center ushered in the holidays in a spirit of jubilee at its first outdoor community tree lighting, held on Thursday, December 5, 2014.

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Smithtown, NY - December 5, 2014 - St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center ushered in the holidays in a spirit of jubilee at its first outdoor community tree lighting, held on Thursday, December 5, 2014.  In collaboration with Smithtown High School West DECA Club and St. Catherine of Siena—more than 200 braved the cold and gathered for an evening of Christmas festivities. DECA is an association of marketing students from all around the world. It helps prepare future leaders in marketing, management, finance, and hospitality in college or high school. It is more than just a business club it helps teach and allow students to develop their own style and expand their knowledge in business.

It was the marketing expertise of the DECA students that brought the hospital’s first outdoor tree lighting to life—featuring performances by The Great Hollow Middle School Select Chorus, The Smithtown High School West Jazz Choir, The Accompsett Middle School Whisperettes Kickline and The Smithtown Dynamics Twirlers. The students brought their energy, cheer and coordinated the arrival of jolly old Santa Claus, in sponsorship with Smithtown Fire Department. Little Miss Nesconset click the switch for the tree—which brought joy to the many attendees. The students also collected non-perishable donations which they will donate to families in need within the community.

The event would not have been possible without the DECA students, and the support of internal departments, including, Engineering, Security, Environmental Services, the Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center Dietary Department, and the many sponsors who took individual $25 sponsorships—which can all be viewed by the tree throughout the month of December. All proceeds from the event will directly support patient care services at the Medical Center.