East Farmingdale, NY- Long Islanders will battle rough weather over the next 24 hours as a powerful and slow moving Nor’easter moves through the area.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, issued a State of Emergency on Monday night for 22 counties including Nassau, Suffolk and Queens. “I am proactively declaring a State of Emergency to ensure we can provide the necessary resources to respond to this storm and protect lives and property in regions where the forecast is calling for significant rainfall,” Governor Hochul said. “I am encouraging New Yorkers to prepare now for inclement weather expected over the coming days and urging commuters to take precaution ahead of heavy rainfall expected tomorrow morning.”
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect through 6pm on Tuesday, High Wind Warning in effect through Wednesday morning and Coastal Flood Advisories in effect for the North and South Shores for high tide times for today. Rain could fall at rates of up to 1 inch per hour, with 2-5 inches of rain expected from the storm. Winds in Suffolk on the South Shore and East End could gust up to 60 miles per hour. Trees and wires could come down, taking out power-lines. Coastal flooding on the North and South Shores as well as Peconic Riverfront are possible with high tides on Tuesday into Wednesday.
To report a power outage you can text the word OUT to PSEGLI or call 800-490-0075.
The storm should continue throughout the day on Tuesday and finally move out of the Tri-State area sometime on Wednesday.
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