Bursts of rain raise concerns of flooding along coastal communities

The wet weather caused some water to pool up on the streets in Freeport during high tide.

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2023, 2:19 AM

Updated 347 days ago

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On and off bursts of moderate to heavy rain throughout Sunday had residents who live in Long Island's coastal areas concerned about flooding.
The wet weather caused some water to pool up on the streets in Freeport during high tide.
The Nautical Mile had several inches, possibly up to a foot of water in the street.
The water, however, did not make it into any homes, much to residents' relief.
It has happened in the past, and residents like Jerome Dazzell said they were on the lookout.
"It's just being on alert for coastal flooding and keeping an eye on it. The thing that goes through my head is, 'Do I need to move my vehicle to somewhere the water is not going to come?' he said.
Dazzell lost a car during a recent storm, so that kind of thing is a real possibility.
Motorists who see flood water in the streets are advised to avoid driving through it.


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