Nor'easter batters South Shore communities

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The nor'easter that slammed the region with heavy rain and strong winds caused flooding in Long Island's coastal communities.

Amityville, Massapequa and Lindenhurst were among the communities battered by the storm. 

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Massapequa residents told News 12 Long Island the flooding conditions were pretty typical for a big nor'easter or storm. Some said they were used to it, but not Massapequa newcomer Hamid Qayyum.

"This is crazy," said Qayyum, who just moved to Massapequa from Florida and was experiencing his first nor'easter on the Island.

Riverside Avenue residents in Amityville said they took precautions by parking their cars high up on their driveways or in their garages.

Throughout the day, the gusting wind made life even more difficult on the South Shore. Sometimes the rain turned to snow or stinging ice pellets. Some decided to venture out on flooded streets. Peter Imbert told News 12 Long Island he wondered why people would risk taking their vehicles through the saltwater, which created waves that pushed the water closer and closer to his home.

"It's a little frustrating," he said. "I'd like them to go slow. Plus, it's not good for your vehicle to get all the salt in your engine."

The water continued to come in from the Great South Bay and cause trouble in Lindenhurst, which was slammed several years ago by Superstorm Sandy. Residents there said they weren't taking any chances. Many like Judee Cardinale and her neighbors stayed home because they didn't want to venture out on flooded streets. 

News 12 Long Island's Andrew Ehinger checked out conditions on Granada Parkway in Lindenhurst, where 4-6 inches of water was on the road. Neighbors there in the afternoon expected it would take hours for the water to go down.

Coastal flooding may continue through the weekend. 


News 12 Long Island's Andrew Ehinger on Granada Parkway in Lindenhurst.


News 12 crews out in Massapequa flooding.

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