Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency in Suffolk and 13 other counties as the heavy winds and rain from remnants of Hurricane Ida deluged the area.
PSEG-LI said about 6,500 customers were without power, from a high of more than 24,000 since Wednesday morning.
The Long Island Rail Road reported numerous storm-related delays and limitations on service. “Service across our system is extremely limited as we work to recover from last night’s heavy rainfall and flooding. Information in our apps and websites may not be accurate. Please avoid all unnecessary travel at this time,” the MTA said.
There is a possibility of a tornado before 1 a.m., according to the NWS. And a flash flood warning with up to three inches of rain was in effect.
Tornadoes were reported in the Philadelphia, New Jersey and Maryland suburbs.
Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci asked residents to report road flooding and downed trees, wires or branches and blocking road to the Highway Department at HuntingtonNY.gov/Highway or at 631 499-0444.
Report power outages or downed wires to PSEG Long Island at 1-800-490-0075, psegliny.com or text OUT to PSEGLI or (773454).
To report a gas emergency, call 911 or 1-800-490-0045.
Report emergencies to 911.
Report public safety and traffic safety issues online at huntingtonny.gov or call the Town’s 24/7 Emergency hotline at 631-351-3234.