Chelsea IrizarryMar 6, 2018, 7:48 pmMar 7, 2018, 9:06 am

Coastal flooding, erosion expected with approaching nor’easter

Huntington officials prepare for high tides


HUNTINGTON — After Long Island was slammed with heavy rain and gusty winds on Friday, coastal areas are preparing for flooding as another nor’easter edges closer to the area. In Huntington, plows and over 14,000 cubic-yards of sand and salt mix are ready to go.

"We have over 800 miles of town road in Huntington; we have 215,000 people. So, with a winter storm warning in effect, we are all preparing for the brunt of the storm," Huntington Town Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci said.

Officials say a big concern in Huntington is high tides and coastal erosion.

“We will be speaking with the mayors of our towns in areas along the shore because tides look like they will be 1-2 feet above normal,” Town Supervisor Lupinacci said.

Within the next few hours, officials will decide if they'll declare a state of emergency for the town. Huntington residents are urged to stay off the roads if they can.

In case of emergency, residents are told to contact the Highway Department at 631-499-0444.

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