South Shore residents deal with aftermath of flooding

While flooding is mostly gone in Nassau County, a few large puddles could be seen littering the roads Saturday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2023, 4:12 PM

Updated 195 days ago

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Residents are dealing with the aftermath of major flooding that hit the South Shore on Friday.
While flooding is mostly gone in Nassau County, a few large puddles could be seen littering the roads Saturday.
News 12 crews saw sewer drains getting backed up and causing minor flooding in Baldwin. Families on Merrick Avenue say that they are still working to clear all the water from their basements.
"It's really bad, especially in our area," said Merrick's Tino Sicha. "We have plenty of water in the basement, so we are trying to bring the water out. We called a number of plumbers, obviously everyone was busy, no one could come."
Nassau County says also they received a call just before 2 a.m. reporting a sinkhole in Hewlett on Harris Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard. They believe it was caused by excess water and not a burst pipe.
"It was coming in like waves, like we were at the beach," said Hewlett's Bruce Leshowitz. "It was terrible. Everyone was coming this way and that way. I was angry because people were going 30 miles an hour so the waves were coming in."
One lane of Peninsula Boulevard is open to traffic. Officials have yet to provide a time estimate for the repair of the sinkhole.


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