Crews in Long Beach prepare for possible coastal flooding from Isaias
Crews are out in Long Beach today preparing for possible flooding and erosion caused by the incoming storm.
Officials say they built a sand dune system along the beach after Superstorm Sandy. There's also a wave break wall under the boardwalk to keep water from getting to homes and buildings in the city.
Crews have also started removing lifeguard stands, and many residents are moving their cars to higher ground as a precaution.
Long Beach Emergency Management executive director Scott Kemmins says city trucks will be dumping sand on the dunes to strengthen the barrier.
"Before we had the dune system in place, this equipment had to build dunes to protect the city, but now we already have the dunes in place from the army corps project," says Kemmins.
Workers will also be cleaning out the storm drain system so it can take in as much water as possible.