The first Northern Europeist of the Year struck Long Island on Saturday, which resulted in extensive moderate flooding in several…
The first Northern Europeist of the Year struck Long Island on Saturday, which resulted in extensive moderate flooding in several coastal communities on the north and south coasts – and localized major coastal flows in some places, predecessors.
“We have passed high tide everywhere, so places around the coast that saw some coastal currents this afternoon, these water levels should continue to return this evening,” said Faye Morrone, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Upton at 16.00
Easily rain and rainfall are expected to continue throughout the island through the night, Morrone said. Wind disturbances also kill, but less coastal flow can again be a problem late on Saturday night and into early Sunday morning when the next high tide comes in.
“Water levels are already elevated in the afternoon, but it should not be in the extent we saw a few hours ago, “she said. “The coastal flood form proved to be the biggest issue with the greatest significance.”
Long Island Rail Road reported floods on the trails near Island Park Station which caused temporary suspension of service in both directions at the Long Beach Branch.
There was also flooding in Orient Beach State Park, with reports as part of the way out to the park was washed away, said Morrone. Riverhead and Jamesport had floods, several roads were closed in Port Washington, and there were floods at the LIRR station in Oyster Bay, she said.
It was 2.5 to 3 feet of water along parts of the Nautical Mile in Freeportsby, Morrone said.
“It’s the highest amount of water we’ve had since Sandy,” said Freeport Mayor Robert T. Kennedy. The village was one of the toughest affected areas on Long Island by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
National Weather Service reported tide levels reached 7.15 feet in Freeport-rated “Great Flood Stage”, with Point Lookout and East Rockaway just falling shy to reach the “big” threshold, forecasters said. 19659003] Hogwater also achieved large flooding levels with the tide rising up to 7.47 feet in Peconic Bay in Riverhead.
Floods also closed the water that connects Lloyd Harbor to Lloyd Nec at about 1:30 p.m. according to the Lloyd Harbor Police.
In Southampton, water from the Peconic River flooded a riverhead park, submerged cars in a parking lot and rising to the top of the picnic table, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said late Saturday afternoon. “It was three to four feet on the normal level.” He said the water began to recover around 3:30 pm
Suffolk County Police also reported floods in Lindenhurst, Copiague, Eaton’s Neck, Setauket and Stony Brook, as well as on the West Sunrise Highway at the Oakdale merger.
Robert Feuring, owner of Sea Isle Tackle on Guy Lombardo Avenue in Freeport, said he had about 3 feet of water in front of his building, but did not enter the store.
The water began to rise around 9:30, and went back at noon, Feuring said.
“It’s not the first one we’ve reviewed,” he said about the storm. “It’s not common, but we’ve seen many of them. It usually takes a big hurricane to see any damage in the area.”
Feuring had 4 feet of water in his shop under Sandy. Since then, he has gotten electric boxes and everything that’s important, such as computers, is up, out of reach of potential floods.
In Island Park, Mayor Michael McGinty said passengers from two vehicles stuck in the flood were saved without damage.
McGinty said it was not a normal high tide, says McGinty.
McGinty said officials had knocked on the residents’ doors to control them and some basements had flooded.
“When you have a Norse easter blowing in a rising moon or a decreasing moon, there will be difficulties and today was just such a day,” said McGinty.
Meteorologist Nelson Vaz, the weather service, said that the Coastal River was “at the higher end of some of the Norwegians we have had,” said Vaz
“We have not seen these levels in a few years,” he said. “There is nothing near Sandy, but this comes from a combination of strong winds and a full moon earlier this week, creating high tides.”
Water level was on the rise of Long Island Sound’s northern shore in areas such as Asharoken, Bayville, Port Jefferson and Port Washington. Rivers on North Shore were expected to be less widespread, but could lead to a 2 to 3 meter flood.
Heavy rain and high winds were also a problem with the “Easter” norm, which led Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to target regional crisis management centers and regional emergency shelters on Long Island and other parts of the state affected by the storm, to remain activated and manned.
Forty-eight Department of Transport Staff was deployed to Long Island and Mid-Hudson Valley, Cuomo’s Office announced in a press release.
Fewer than 1,500 customers suffered power outage in Nassau County and about 5,500 in Suffolk County, PSEG Long Island was reported just before 1 pm There were also delays at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports in Queens, reported the Federal Aviation Administration.
The weather service issued coastal flood warnings throughout the island on Saturday afternoon, as well as a coastal river advice overnight along the South Shore, from 10 pm until 2:00 pm Sunday. There is a high surf advice for South Shore until 2 pm Sunday.
Floods at Long Island State Parks have not caused serious problems, “said George Gorman, county governor of the state’s office for parks, recreation and historical preservation by telephone.
At the Orient Beach State Park, water is washed over the road, and there was some erosion.
In Freeport, the village had crews in military vehicles to access flooded areas, and the police are “at work as usual,” Kennedy said. “There is nothing unusual than the high water in the streets.”
The town also sent robokalls to residents and asked them to move their cars to municipal parking spaces. Disabled parking is still in effect but meters are closed until Sunday afternoon, allowing residents to park for free on high ground, Kennedy said.
“It’s not that bad, but we have to solve it once and for all, and that’s why I’ve pushed the overvoltage gates,” he said. The town is currently working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to investigate whether it is possible to put in floodgates near Jones Inlet and Reynolds Channel, Kennedy said.
Wind Gusts reached high 60 mph in Bayville and Shinnecock, 47 mph in Long Beach, 44 mph on Jones Beach, 66 mph at Amagansett and 65 at Great Gold Island, according to the service. At 4 o’clock Winds had for the most part started to die, Morrone said.
High temperatures are expected to be in the middle to the upper 50s, with overnight low in the 40’s, meteorologists say.
Runners in the Suffolk County Marathon on Sunday will see a “much nicer but cool” day, said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bruce.
When the coastal storm moves north to New England, partial sunny skies will return on Sunday according to the weather service.
Avery. The Sunday is mainly dry in late morning and afternoon sun and high temperatures again in the middle to over the 50’s, according to the weather service.
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