Coastal communities brace for storm after days of flooding

Neighborhoods that are located below water level are preparing for Sunday's storm in the wake of days of flooding following the nor'easter.

News 12 Staff

Feb 6, 2021, 10:33 PM

Updated 1,166 days ago

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Neighborhoods that are located below water level are preparing for Sunday's storm in the wake of days of flooding following the nor'easter.
Areas south of Montauk Highway were filled with ice, snow and salt water from the Great South Bay.
Residents say the flooding causes cars to erode, becomes difficult to get around and even brings in large rats.
DPW crews with the Town of Brookhaven didn't show up in some areas, like Port Jefferson Station, until late Tuesday afternoon. The town highway superintendent claims that delay was caused by COVID-19 related staffing shortages.
Street flooding in some areas of Lindenhurst is fairly common, so residents routinely leave their cars in a parking lot that sits on higher ground to protect them.
While a coastal flood warning was issued for the Island during the nor'easter, there are no such warnings for Sunday's storm.


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