Long Beach officials, residents prep for possible impact from Isaias

Long Beach officials and residents say they're bracing for Isaias, and that Superstorm Sandy has taught them to make preparations.

News 12 Staff

Aug 2, 2020, 10:15 PM

Updated 1,352 days ago

Share:

Long Beach officials and residents say they're bracing for Isaias, and that Superstorm Sandy has taught them to make preparations.
Chelsey Hearn, of Long Beach, says she's used to preparing for big storms by now. She says she lived through Sandy when she had an apartment in Island Park, which ended up being flooded from the high waters.
The flood even carried her car away. Hearn says she's moving her car to higher ground in preparation for Isaias.
There are worries about flooding among residents of nearly every South Shore town. Jaime Center, of Island Park, says the street she lives on, Deal Road, is already prone to floods and usually has to move her car during storms.
After Sandy, Long Beach officials say they built a sand dune system along the beach, along with a wave break wall under the boardwalk to keep water from getting to homes and buildings in the city.
Long Beach Emergency Management Executive Director Scott Kemmins says city trucks will be dumping sand on the dunes to strengthen the barrier and workers will be cleaning out the storm drain system so it can take in as much water as possible.
Emergency management officials say trucks will be out on Monday to add extra sand to the dunes to build up the bulkhead on the beach.
 


More from News 12
1:45
West Islip H.S. student to face a judge after bringing gun, bullets to school

West Islip H.S. student to face a judge after bringing gun, bullets to school

2:33
Sunny with highs near 70 today; cooler, wet weather to end the week

Sunny with highs near 70 today; cooler, wet weather to end the week

0:30
Police: 23-year-old charged for scrawling antisemitic graffiti in East Meadow

Police: 23-year-old charged for scrawling antisemitic graffiti in East Meadow

0:40
More than 200 pizzerias on LI band together to raise money for fallen NYPD detective

More than 200 pizzerias on LI band together to raise money for fallen NYPD detective

2:07
‘Wastewater Olympics’ held today in East Rockaway ahead of Earth Day

‘Wastewater Olympics’ held today in East Rockaway ahead of Earth Day

1:50
Made on Long Island: Ronance Mouthwatering Morsels in Bellmore

Made on Long Island: Ronance Mouthwatering Morsels in Bellmore

2:23
State budget makes no change to foundation school aid; governor signals changes coming in 2026

State budget makes no change to foundation school aid; governor signals changes coming in 2026

1:43
Police: Several people hurt in Garden City bus crash

Police: Several people hurt in Garden City bus crash

1:32
Nassau Community College professors call on state to step in to help school survive

Nassau Community College professors call on state to step in to help school survive

1:56
State officials: More chemical drums could be buried beneath Bethpage baseball field

State officials: More chemical drums could be buried beneath Bethpage baseball field

1:33
Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of Jake's 58 Casino's $210M expansion project

Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of Jake's 58 Casino's $210M expansion project

1:32
Nassau residents deliver petition with more than 1,600 signatures against proposal to deputize residents

Nassau residents deliver petition with more than 1,600 signatures against proposal to deputize residents

Police: Driver arrested for fatal Brentwood hit-and-run

Police: Driver arrested for fatal Brentwood hit-and-run

0:26
Police: Central Islip business cited for violation after State Liquor Authority investigation

Police: Central Islip business cited for violation after State Liquor Authority investigation

1:39
Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue

4:39
Guide: Ways to help you identify and deal with work burnout

Guide: Ways to help you identify and deal with work burnout

1:49
Officials: Fire dispatcher's wife alerts him about blaze at their Centereach home

Officials: Fire dispatcher's wife alerts him about blaze at their Centereach home

0:32
State police: Trooper conducting traffic stop rear-ended on Meadowbrook State Parkway

State police: Trooper conducting traffic stop rear-ended on Meadowbrook State Parkway

0:24
Police: Car crashes onto guardrail, overturns on LIE in Brentwood; driver injured

Police: Car crashes onto guardrail, overturns on LIE in Brentwood; driver injured