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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.

Mangano Announces A Santa "Roll Call" Competition For All Those Who Believe In The Power Of The Red Suit

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Those who annually don the red suit are invited to attend the competition to be held at the hotel where participants will be judged on appearance, jolliness, their ability to hoist a sack in one ...

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Garden City, NY - December 9, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Garden City Hotel will host a “Santa Roll Call” on Monday, December 22nd 2014 at 12 Noon, that honors the myriad community volunteer Santa’s throughout Long Island. Those who annually don the red suit are invited to attend the competition to be held at the hotel where participants will be judged on appearance, jolliness, their ability to hoist a sack in one fluid motion and their laughter.

Judges will include the County Executive, Garden City Hotel General Manager J. Colin Grady, representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps and a youthful delegation from the Long Island Children’s Museum.

Selected winners of the “Santa Roll Call” will receive a $100 Polo Steakhouse gift certificate from The Garden City Hotel and a Red Door Spa gentleman's facial which gets past all those whiskers. A number of runner ups will receive gift cards to the Polo Steak House. All participants will get valet parking for their reindeer.

“This is the start of a wonderful holiday tradition that honors the selfless volunteer work of so many people who donate their time to ensure that children are delighted by the sights, sounds, warmth and generosity embodied by Santa,” stated Garden City Hotel Manager Mr. Grady.

County Executive Mangano said, “This ‘Roll Call’ event allows both children and adults to take the time to reflect on the importance of not just receiving gifts, but the spirit of giving and the power of community service and the holiday season. By inviting our Santa’s to the Garden City Hotel we have the opportunity to thank them for keeping the power of the Red Suit alive.”

Volunteer Santa’s are invited to register in the “Santa Roll Call” by e-mail.

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