NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch for LI as Torrential Downpours Delay Trains & Traffic
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By Cait Russell
Published: September 10 2015
The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch, which will stay in effect for both Nassau & Suffolk Counties until Friday, September 11th at 6 AM. Locals and commuters should be advised alert is also ...
The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch, which will stay in effect for both Nassau & Suffolk Counties until Friday, September 11th at 6 AM. Locals and commuters should be advised alert is also be in effect in numerous other coastal regions of the tri-state area. The Flash Flood Watch comes after the torrential downpours during rush hour, which flooded roads, and slowed down commuters across the region, and prompted a Flash Flood Warning, which was subsequently downgraded.
Additionally, the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Long Island, and much of the tri-state area, predicting multiple showers, thunderstorms, and heavy flooding throughout the area throughout the evening. Heavy rain is expected overnight, and Long Islanders are urged to monitor the latest forecasts for updates, and drivers are urged to take care on the roads.
The fast falling heavy rains may potentially create flash flooding in coastal areas, low lying areas, as well as roadways with poor drainage. Before you get ready to hit the road, be sure to visit the LongIsland.com Traffic Camera Page, and Traffic Center, where you can view local road conditions in real time, and get the latest traffic & road closure updates.
Although the MTA LIRR currently is not experiencing delays, commuters and those planning on taking the train this evening should monitor the train schedules for delays & schedule updates.
Locals are advised to check back frequently for updates, and be prepared to take action, should the Flash Flood Watch be raised to a Flash Flood Warning. For the most up to date weather information, head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories and more.