Rain and Wind Cause Power Outage on LI while Hurricane Joaquin Tracks Further Out to Sea


Hurricane Joaquin continues to track away from LI, but a separate storm has already caused flooding and knocked the power out for some Long Islanders.

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Joaquin is expected to avoid landfall on North America entirely.

Photo by: NOAA

Hurricane Joaquin continues to track further east of US shores, leaving Long Island and much of the eastern seaboard relieved that the storm will head out to sea rather than making landfall. An independent storm has brought strong winds and rains to the Island, causing flooding in some low-lying areas, particularly along the south shore.

The intense weather has caused trees across LI to lose some of their limbs, and has knocked the power out for thousands of residents. As of 12:30 PM on Saturday, October 3rd PSEG has reported that 3,329 customers were still without electricity.

The National Weather Service is maintaining a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Island this weekend, with Coastal Flood Advisories in effect through Saturday afternoon. An additional High Surf Advisory has been put in place for the South Shore through 6PM on Sunday, October 4th. Rain and wind are expected to continue hitting the Island today and may continue into Sunday.

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.

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[Source: PSEG LI, NOAA]



  • Photo by: NOAA