‘Pretty wild’ weather across Nassau’s South Shore
Communities from Island Park to Freeport to Massapequa saw extensive flooding because of Tuesday's storm.
One resident described the weather as "pretty wild." In Massapequa, Stillwater Avenue was completely submerged. Water from the Great South Bay poured over a bulkhead, soaking the grass. Some residents moved their cars to safer ground. While some drivers made their way slowly through inches of water Wednesday morning, others decided not to risk it and turned around.
Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino told News 12 that Tuesday night was “horrific.” He said over the past few years, he’s seen high tides and storm surges get worse and worse, with an increase in street flooding. He said he’s reached out to the federal and state governments for more help and he’s hoping that happens.
VIDEO: Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino gives an update from South Massapequa