WEATHER: High Winds Brings Water to Dunes

In between Monroe and Lincoln. Credit: Andrew Meagher
In between Monroe and Lincoln. Credit: Andrew Meagher
Even with low tide around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, the ocean water reached the makeshift dunes in Long Beach.

High tide is expected around 2:30 p.m. Some readers have also reported flooding on streets in the West End.

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A High Wind Warning remains in effect until noon Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Winds of this magnitude could down trees and tree limbs, power lines and holiday decorations, and cause minor property damage. Numerous power outages will also be possible.

As of 1:33 p.m., the Long Island Power Authority is reporting 3,026 outages across Long Island. Outages topped 13,000 at one point Friday morning. More than 30 outages were reported in Long Beach. According to the outage map, a crew is assigned to an outage in Lido Beach.

To report and outage to LIPA:
  • Via text message: Text OUT to myLIPA (695472). Requires registration.
  • Log on to www.lipower.org from your mobile device to report and receive outage information and get storm safety tips
  • Report an outage by phone: Call 1-800-490-0075. When reporting an outage, we encourage you to use the option of providing a phone number so that we can call you back with service restoration updates.
Rain is forecast for the remainder of Friday, with winds at 25 to 28 mph and gusts as high as 44 mph. The temperature is expected to dip to 33 Friday night.

This story was last updated at 1:46 p.m. on Dec. 21.

Hamburger December 23, 2012 at 07:56 AM
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Mr Dunes December 25, 2012 at 09:42 PM
For Wny rational person to call these mounds of sand make shift dunes is unnacceptable. There have to be native dune grasses planted in the sand to say their any sort of dune. It's after the winter solstice, and the window to plant hardy native grasses will be up by this weekend.
Beachguy December 26, 2012 at 06:05 AM
Nothing will be done. NADA . TILB. Hot air will be generated at Council meetings but aside from that NOTHING. TILB!
water guy December 26, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Beachguy you are so right, hey what has been done to date to protect us? you got it NADA
Beachguy December 26, 2012 at 03:30 PM
At 330 I'm seeing some lines but the swell size seems small .we have high tide around 630 and again in the morning. Keep your fingers crossed guys. Full moon too. The storm came from inland instead of up the coast so we might get lucky. But it's still Dec. Long winter I n front of us.


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