Huntington Braces for Tropical Storm Elsa

Heavy rain, high winds and and possible flash flooding are in the forecast as a reconstituted Tropical Storm Elsa heads for the area, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

The National Weather Service said, “The storm is expected to hit the area late Thursday night and into Friday morning. The main threats from Elsa are heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding, tropical storm force winds especially along the south shore
of Long Island and across southeast Connecticut, and associated marine
and coastal hazards, including very rough seas and dangerous rip

“A widespread rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts is
forecast from Thursday afternoon into Friday.

Huntington Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli said the department is preparing for the storm.

“We are keeping a watchful eye on Tropical Storm Elsa.  We will have crews in ahead of the peak storm impacts, currently forecasted for 5am to 10am tomorrow morning. We will be working throughout the storm keeping our town roads open and safe and we will not go home until the job is done.”

Residents can call the 24-hr Hotline at: 631-499-0444 Or they can report the matter on the online portal at:

Optimum reported it was preparing for the storm, reminded users about the availability of hotspots.

To report a power outage, call PSEG-LI  at 1-800-490-0075
National Grid (gas safety emergency and outages) 1-800-490-0045
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