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TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Huntington - Smithtown - Port Jefferson * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until early Saturday morning - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force. - PREPARE: Last minute efforts to protect property should now be complete. The area remains subject to limited wind damage. - ACT: Now is the time to shelter from hazardous wind. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding - Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding. * STORM SURGE - No storm surge inundation forecast - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Little to no storm surge flooding - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: There is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible. - PREPARE: Little to no preparations for storm surge flooding are needed. - ACT: Follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor forecasts. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional around 1 inch - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain - The flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible. - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant - 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 and canals 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. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - PLAN: Emergency plans should continue to include possible tornadoes. - PREPARE: Stay within your shelter keeping informed of the latest tornado situation. - ACT: Move quickly to the safest place within your shelter if a tornado warning is issued. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - 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. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - http://scoem.suffolkcountyny.gov - https://weather.gov/nyc - https://ready.gov/hurricanes

Drive-Thru Farm Animal Tour with Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue

at Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue | Sat Jul 04 - Sun Jul 26

Location

Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue

2746 Sound Ave.
, NY
(Map)

Date & Time

Every Saturday and Sunday through July 26
Cost: See event description
Description

Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue is partnering with Neptune Feed & Saddlery and Long Island Equine Trail to help support the equine industry on Long Island by launching an island-wide initiative featuring a 30-minutes contactless Long Island Drive-Thru Animal Tour. The family friendly, educational and social distancing experience will be held every Saturday and Sunday through the month of July at Spirit’s Promise Rescue.  

Every business has been impacted by COVID-19, within the equine industry this holds especially true for the equine rescues who operated on limited recourses prior to the pandemic. The ticketed drive-thru tour will provide these rescues with financial support to provide critical care to their animals that offer services ranging from equine therapy, recreation and jobs throughout the region. The young and the young at heart alike will have the opportunity to reconnect with nature and the farms four legged residents from the safety of their car. Families will enjoy fresh air while being educated about the animals history and will have access to a digital map on their smartphone which will showcase photos and fun facts about each animal. Online reservations are required, a face mask must be worn at all times and time slots are limited.

The tours will be held every Saturday and Sunday throughout July and tickets can be purchased by visiting https://bit.ly/3doZKEj.

“We’ve had to pivot our barn operations to be able to offer our services while keeping everyone safe. We are committed to continue to work together to bring the equine community to every household,” said Marisa Striano, Founder of Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue. Inspired by Spirit's Promise Equine Rescues Hay For Horses Mobile Food Pantry hosted at Tanger Outlets Riverhead during Giving Tuesday on May 5, the Neptune Feed & Saddlery collaboration will support increasing the frequency of the horse mobile food pantry throughout all of Long Island for equine organizations going through economic challenges to receive free food for their animals.

An economic impact study conducted by The American Horse Council shows that the New York state’s Equine Industry is the second largest agribusiness in New York, providing the state with $5.3 billion in economic impact generating 42,400 full-time jobs for New Yorkers. The horse industry also does its part for the preservation of green space. Approximately 1.3 million acres are currently used for horse-related purposes, and the equine industry is active in every one of New York’s 62 counties.

About Long Island Equine Trail:

Long Island Equine Trail provides a platform to collaboratively advocate for the equine culture on Long Island for both Nassau and Suffolk County. They work to inspire the public to develop an appreciation of the equine industry which includes the areas of equine leisure,competition, racing, social, work and rescue. “When you visit a Long Island equine destination, you share in the pride we have for the people, places and passion for horses.” says Diane Tucci of Main Street Agency. “Our firm is leading digital storytelling for these efforts. My daughter personally volunteers at a local equine rescue and growing up on a farm on the North Fork, this work couldn’t be closer to my heart to assist.”

For additional information about Long Island Drive-Thru Farm Animal Tour visit www.longislandequinetrail.com.

For further information on Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue, please visit //www.spiritspromiserescue.org

All Upcoming Dates:

Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 25, Jul 26