Long Island's flood-prone communities prepare for the worst

Residents in flood-prone communities are preparing for the worst as storms continue tonight. Brockmeyer Drive in Massapequa was under 6 inches of water last Friday, and residents were forced to park

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2013, 2:10 AM

Updated 3,999 days ago

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Long Island's flood-prone communities prepare for the worst

Residents in flood-prone communities are preparing for the worst as storms continue tonight.

Brockmeyer Drive in Massapequa was under 6 inches of water last Friday, and residents were forced to park cars on the grass to avoid damage. Today, water levels are lower, but anxiety over flooding remains high across Long Island.

Homeowners say they're frustrated with the wild weather. Last week's storm flooded streets and caused havoc on highways. Although tonight's storm has been downgraded, residents will likely still see more flooding because the ground is saturated with water.

The Town of Islip prepared today ahead of the storm, sending 17 public works trucks to clear debris near drains.

Officials in Oyster Bay and Islip are advising drivers to stay off the roads.


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