But that doesn’t mean the region won’t be impacted by Joaquin, which is currently battering the Bahamas for a third consecutive day as a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.“Even if Joaquin remains offshore, strong onshore winds associated with a frontal system will create minor to moderate coastal flooding along the coasts of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states through the weekend,” the National Hurricane Center said. Extremely dangerous Hurricane Joaquin is moving slowly northwestward as it batters the Central Bahamas for a third day….Posted by NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center on Friday, October 2, 2015 8AM update is still showing Hurricane Joaquin to be passing far offshore.Posted by US National Weather Service New York NY on Friday, October 2, 2015 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Friday brought good news for Long Islanders as meteorologists were provided a clearer understanding of Hurricane Joaquin’s path—which, for the time being, does not include Long Island.“The forecast models continue to indicate a track offshore of the United States east coast from the Carolinas to the mid-Atlantic states, and the threat of direct impacts from Joaquin in those areas is decreasing,” the National Hurricane Center said.Locally, the Upton-based National Weather Service said on its Facebook page that the latest update “is still showing Hurricane Joaquin to be passing far offshore.” The Island is currently under a coastal flood advisory until 3 p.m. Friday and a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the weather service.The forecast for Friday calls for up to a half an inch of rain and breezy conditions. Temperatures will remain in the mid-50s, forecasters said.More wet weather is expected through the weekend, meteorologists said. Forecasters in recent days had been hesitant to predict Joaquin’s path due to a number of atmospheric conditions, prompting officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties to urge residents to prepare for the worst. Both Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said it’d be prudent to err on the side of caution.Local municipalities also instructed residents to be proactive by stocking up on non-perishable goods, batteries, gas for generators and vehicles, and other necessary supplies.“Looks like our prayers have been answered and this hurricane will be moving offshore,” Bellone said Friday of his “prepare and pray” plan during a news conference at Robert Moses State Park.He cautioned that although LI isn’t expected to get a direct hit, coastal flooding, beach erosion and strong winds are still expected this weekend.Although Fire Island ferry companies are suspending service Sunday, Bellone said he has not ordered an evacuation of the barrier island.Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a conference call with a reporters Friday afternoon welcomed the good news but said the state would continue to take a wait-and-see approach.“We’re not getting complacent here because weather reports change,” Cuomo said. “I’ve been through too many of these situations where we had good news one minute and bad news the next. We are not accelerating our deployment, but we are not relaxed yet, either, especially in the larger facilities and especially downstate.” -With Chuck Cannini
Meanwhile some employers are offering virtual internships this summer. “I worked really hard to get this internship and it was something I was really proud of getting. I was obviously disappointed with what happened,” said Levine. Glassdoor Economic Research also says internship hiring on Glassdoor for May 2020 fell 49% from May 2019. He was looking forward to his internship at Horizon Media in New York City before it was canceled. Robert Levine is going to be a senior at Binghamton University this fall. According to Glassdoor Economic Research, a large job and recruiting site, one in two internship openings were closed since the coronavirus pandemic started in the U.S. While cancellations and changes are not ideal, students are looking at the bright side. “They said they didn’t have enough work for the interns so it didn’t make sense for them to have us,” said Levine. A positive outlook that could be attractive to employers in the future. “I’m just glad I have the opportunity to do it because I was originally really concerned that it was just going to be canceled outright,” he said. Bosak was set to work side by side with the Suffolk County Legislature this summer, but now he will be doing it through Zoom. (WBNG) — College internships are meant to be a smooth transition into the workforce. But for many students, they will be missing out on that opportunity this summer. Binghamton University senior Zachary Bosak is one student in that situation. Levine is choosing to spend his time he would have been interning with taking summer classes. “My parents always say that you have to look at the positive of every situation so I’m just trying to make the best of everything that’s happened,” he said. “It’s a setback. But I’m really using it to build my skills up in other ways,” said Levine. “It’s the best of a bad situation, I’m glad that the opportunity is still present, and from what I’m seeing it seems like they’re going to have a lot of the original format intact,” said Bosak.