Nor'easter hits LI with wind and rain

Parts of Long Island were hit with heavy rains and strong winds Saturday, causing floods and beach erosion.

The nor'easter, which also pummeled the Island Friday, caused winds up to 40 miles per hour. At Smith Point Park in Shirley, the surf nearly crested above the boardwalk and at Robert Moses State Park, officials say wave heights were six feet above normal.

The storm also caused substantial beach erosion on the South Shore and officials posted a sign warning that waves could wash over Fire Island.

Residents in Lindenhurst say streets were flooded and many had water nearly up to their front doors.

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