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"Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 to 4 ft above astronomical tides this evening. 2 1/2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides Tuesday morning. * Timing...minor to moderate coastal flooding this evening due to surge and wave action. Localized minor coastal flooding expected with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle due to residual surge. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline this evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for this evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.6.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM......8.9-9.4/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Glen Cove NY.........900 PM.....9.6-10.1/1.8-2.3.....Min-mod.. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Tue am... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......911 am.....9.8-10.3/2.0-2.5.....Iso minor Stamford CT..........838 am......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Iso minor Bridgeport CT........835 am......8.8-9.3/1.5-2.0.....Iso minor Glen Cove NY.........908 am.....9.6-10.1/1.8-2.3.....Iso minor , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this evening to just after midnight. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 4 to 7 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,09:48 PM

Rainfall Totals: How Wet Did Your Town Get

The August 13th rainstorm dumped as much 13 inches of rain in some areas.

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This morning, Long Islanders woke up to incredible flooding - last night's torrential downpour drenched the Island, damaging countless homes and cars, making many local roadways impassable, and causing at least one fatal accident. At Islip's MacArthur Airport, rainfall totals exceeded a foot - the official reading from the National Weather Service was a whopping 13.27 inches. Islip's rainfall was the highest recorded total for the day, although many coastal towns in both Nassau and Suffolk reported rainfall totals of over half a foot.
 
The heavy flooding prompted the Town of Islip to declare a state of emergency, and Governor Cuomo to dispatch emergency recovery responders to assist with the clean up and recovery post-storm. This morning, there were closures on eleven major roadways on Long Island, including the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway, Sunrise Highway, and the Wantagh State Parkway. Although the rain has stopped, and roadways are once again becoming drivable, there is still major flooding across Long Island, and Islip, as well as other hard-hit areas, will likely continue to recover from today's storm for days to come.
 
Here are the current reported rainfall totals for Long Island for August 13th, 2014:
 
Nassau County
  • Massapeuqa - 8.2"
  • Wantagh - 7.84"
  • Merrick - 6.81"
  • Lido Beach - 5.3"
  • Old Bethpage - 5.27"
  • Bellmore - 5.2"
  • Garden City - 4.75" 
  • Plainview - 4.7"
  • Long Beach - 4.64"
  • Syosset - 4.01"
  • Muttontown - 3.41 
  • East Hills - 3.16"
  • Floral Park - 2.8"
  • Bayville - 2.63"  
  • Malverne - 0.98"
Suffolk County
  • Islip Airport - 13.27"
  • Holbrook - 12.57 "
  • West Islip - 11.50"
  • Bay Shore - 11.35"
  • Islip - 10.20"  
  • Deer Park - 8.40"
  • Ronkonkoma - 8.20"
  • Farmingville - 7.73 "
  • Centereach - 6.71"
  • St. James - 6.11"
  • Smithtown - 5.17"
  • Port Jefferson Station - 5.10"
  • East Farmingdale - 4.93"
  • Medford - 4.45"
  • Mount Sinai - 4.40"
  • East Northport - 4.40"
  • Centerport - 3.18"
  • Upton - 1.75"
  • Stony Brook - 1.59"
  • Shirley Airport - 1.15"
  • Southampton - 0.70"
  • Westhampton Airport - 0.68"
  • Orient - 0.62"
  • 1 NNE Montauk - 0.14"

Although the rain has stopped, and the sun is shining, some local roads may still be experiencing serious flooding and closures. Before you hit the road, be sure to check out LongIsland.com's Traffic Center, which features traffic updates in real time. You can also take a peek at the current traffic conditions over in our Traffic Cam Center, and get the latest transit updates over at our LIRR Schedule & Trip Planning Guide.

If your home has suffered flood damage, be sure to check out "What to Do After a Flood" - our Guide to proper clean up and sanitation post-flood. Flood waters can cause serious damage to homes, and proper post-flood clean up can help to prevent mold, and other serious problems down the line.

Have a photo of flooding in your neighborhood?
Email it to us, and we'll add it to our Floodageddon Photo Gallery.

How much rain did your neighborhood have? Let us know, and we'll update our list.

[Source: The National Weather Service.]

Pictured in the Feature Photo: Flooding on Union Avenue in Bay Shore.

 

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