Island Park residents stuck in home without power or heat due to flooding from storm
Some residents of Island Park were stuck in their houses with no power or heat due to flooding from the storm.
The water was so high around Jessica Rasulo's home that News 12 had to speak to her on the phone halfway down the block.
The floodwaters from rain and high tide were so high that it filled the lower level of the home - possibly destroying Christmas presents for her grandchildren.
"Don't know, haven't been down there yet, don't know how much water has been in there yet, don't know how much has been saved," Rasulo said. "I'm very, very frustrated."
Rasulo says her neighbor got an electric shock when she touched a lamp during the storm. She say the neighbor had to be rescued by firefighters in a high water vehicle.
The mayor says around 85% of village roads were underwater on Friday - causing the LIRR's Long Beach line to be out of service with tracks flooded.
Dozens of cars were flooded out and scattered on roads across the village.
Tara Whaley was one of the lucky residents who was able to save her car early Friday as the waters started to rise.
"I fortunately was able to move it into the driveway out of the water but I'm afraid to see what the next tide is gonna bring," Whaley said.
The high tide Friday evening combined with a new moon has neighbors worried they could go through this again.
The village said it is sending out salt trucks to try to prevent freezing as temperatures drop.