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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM WEDNESDAY TO 2 AM EDT THURSDAY * WHAT...Coastal flood statement for shorelines of New Haven CT NW Suffolk NY as well as Northern Nassau NY for high tide cycles tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Coastal flood advisory for these same areas for high tide cycles Wednesday night. Half foot to one foot of inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline tonight and Wednesday. Around one foot of inundation above ground level in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline Wednesday night. * WHERE...In Connecticut, Southern New Haven County. In New York, Northwestern Suffolk and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 11 PM Wednesday to 2 AM EDT Thursday. For the Coastal Flood Statement, from 11 PM EDT this evening through Wednesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Brief minor flooding of the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline tonight and Wednesday. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline Wednesday night. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding.

Long Island Now Under 200,000 Outages

LongIsland.com

The sum of homes without power continues to fall, but many residents still face a trying road ahead.

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As of 4:20 PM today, LIPA is reporting that the number of outages across Long Island is well under 200,000. With just over 82,000 customers in Suffolk and under 112,000 in Nassau, the current figure sits at 193,985 without power. Unfortunately these numbers do not include Long Beach, Atlantic Beach, the Rockaway Peninsula, or Fire Island, which have been so devastated by the storm that many buildings could not receive electricity even if it were restored to the area.

With nearly a million residences and businesses having lost power during Hurricane Sandy, the utility provider and other agencies have been hard at work to restore power to Long Islanders who are left without electricity and without heat. LIPA is predicting that 90% of customers will have power restored by the end of the day tomorrow (that’s about another 95,000 to go), but a new challenge looms on the horizon.

A powerful Nor’easter will be slamming Long Island between Wednesday and Thursday, making it not only difficult for workers to continue restoring lost power, but also possible some of the lines which have gone live will be knocked down once more. Those still without heat will face the burden of living in even colder temperatures, and the current gas shortage could very well be exacerbated.

 

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