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Rip currents, flooding remain a concern on LI

Rip currents, flooding remain a concern on LI

For residents along the coastlines of Suffolk County, the threat from Hermine is still very real, and with another round of high-tide cycles coming Monday, some towns could see flooding.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone issued a state of emergency ahead of Hermine but it appears that the county may have dodged the worst predicted impacts of the storm.

Suffolk County lifted the voluntary evacuation on Fire Island after receiving an update from the National Weather Service, and a storm surge warning was also lifted, but a tropical storm warning remains in effect for the coast from Fire Island Inlet to Port Jefferson Harbor.

Many beaches were closed Monday, and there were waves of 8-9 feet Monday morning at Robert Moses State Park. Some surfers decided to hit the waves and most out in the water were actually the Beach Life Guards at Robert Moses State Park.

There are still concerns on Fire Island with flooding and beach erosion, but the concerns about high sustained winds are not as severe as predicted.

There is limited potential for minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks and piers, county officials said.

Portions of the coastline could still experience of 1-2 feet of storm surge.


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