Jose to bring coastal flooding, wind, rain to eastern LI

Posted: Sep 18, 2017 05:15 AM Updated: Sep 18, 2017 05:15 AM
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A tropical storm watch has been issued for Suffolk County as Hurricane Jose churns closer.

The tropical storm watch that was issued for Nassau has been canceled. A more easterly track means the East End will likely feel the most impacts from the storm.

Jose is expected to pass close to Long Island Tuesday into Wednesday. It's not currently expected to make landfall.

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News 12 meteorologists say the storm will likely bring coastal erosion, moderate flooding and high surf to Long Island's coast. It could also pack damaging winds with gusts up to and over 39 mph, with some power outages likely. Jose will also bring rain, with up to 3 inches of rainfall expected on the East End and lower amounts for the rest of the Island.

The effects of the storm were already being felt Monday at South Shore beaches, as the storm kicked up rough surf and strong rip currents. People were being warned to stay out of the water due to dangerous rip currents and rough surf.

Parts of Jones Beach were already seeing flooding Monday ahead of the storm, and precautions were being taken to keep the water from creeping up to the boardwalk. Crews were using a bulldozer to gather up sand to build a wall of protection near the beach's central mall area, and parks officials say sandbags were also placed around the buildings.

Along Freeport's Nautical Mile, restaurants were taking precautions to ward off storm damage. At Otto's, workers were out Monday on the restaurant's deck, putting away items that could float or fly away.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says the county is ready for Jose's impacts. The county is opening its Emergency Operation Center in the morning and the Department of Public Works has inspected vehicles that could be needed in case of flooding.

As a precaution, the Town of Islip says it's making it easier for boat owners to pull their boats out of marinas ahead of the storm. And the Fire Island Ferry will not be in service on Tuesday.

Officials also advise residents to have batteries and flashlights ready in case of power outages.

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