Nassau County under state of emergency as powerful storm slams region

Nassau Executive Bruce Blakeman declared a state of emergency for the county Tuesday as a storm brought heavy downpours and strong winds to the area.
The Office of Emergency Management was also activated for the storm.
The National Weather Service issued a flood watch, coastal flood warning and high wind warning for Nassau County from Tuesday evening through Wednesday.
The Red Cross on Long Island also had 50 to 60 volunteers on standby ready to respond wherever they are needed. Their main location on Long Island has hundreds of supplies, like blankets and toiletries.
The Red Cross says it’s important to stay informed about conditions in the area during the storm.
If anyone needs any help they are urged to call 1-800 RED CROSS.
News 12's Kevin Vesey was in Thunderbolt 12 to check out the road conditions on the North Shore. Rising waters were becoming an issue near the dock in Northport.