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Bellone urges residents to prepare ahead of Isaias landfall

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone urged residents to stay alert and to secure loose objects or bring them inside to prevent damage.

News 12 Staff

Aug 3, 2020, 4:18 PM

Updated 1,444 days ago

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Bellone urges residents to prepare ahead of Isaias landfall
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All eyes are on Isaias as Suffolk County prepares for the potential of widespread power outages and coastal flooding when the storm makes landfall on Tuesday.
The county is currently under a tropical storm warning, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone urge residents that now is the time to prepare.
Isaias is traveling north up the coast and is expected to drop 2-3 inches of rain to most of the county, with the heaviest tomorrow afternoon into the evening.
"It is more likely than not that Suffolk will see tropical storm force winds. Winds between 39-55 mph with gusts up to 65 mph," says Bellone.
Bellone urged residents to stay alert and to secure loose objects or bring them inside to prevent damage.
Bellone said the county is ready and has the equipment lined up to deal with possible downed trees and flooding issues.
Officials say coastal flooding will depend on track and intensity of the storm when it arrives. As the storm gets closer it is possible that there will be 10-15 feet of breaking surf.
Residents in areas prone to flooding – those along vulnerable shorelines – are urged to remain alert if there is a need to be evacuated.
"Stay inside, if you do not have to be out, don't be out," says Bellone.
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