Suffolk's flood-prone neighborhoods, beaches hit with rain and strong winds
Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine declared a state of emergency as a storm is bringing downpours and strong winds to the area.
News 12's Krista McNally was at Gilgo Beach where waves were slamming the South Shore. Crews were out creating barricades of sand to prevent the water from getting to the roadways.
The safety of those in waterfront homes and beach erosion were also concerns for Long Island officials.
News 12's Cecilia Dowd was in Lindenhurst where homeowners were preparing for potential flooding. Katelyn Moore, of Lindenhurst, says she has to move her car any time there is heavy rain because it constantly floods.
News 12's Jon Dowding was in Lindenhurst where residents say flooding issues seem to get worse with each storm. Strong gusts of wind made it difficult to stand on flooded streets as the storm intensified.
News 12 Thema Ponton was in Sagaponack where police say PSEG crews were working to repair a wire down on the road. Strong wind and heavy rain also caused dangerous road conditions on the East End.
Suffolk Executive Ed Romaine talked to News 12 about the biggest concerns facing the county during the storm.