NY Forecasters Keep an Eye Out for Hurricane Isaias

Long Island could feel the effects of Hurricane Isaias by Monday night, forecasters said Friday.

The storm is expected to hit along Florida’s east coast Saturday.

On Long Island, the National Weather Service said, there is a chance of a severe thunderstorm developing on Sunday. The primary threat  is expected to be damaging winds and hail.

Potential impacts  Monday night to Wednesday include heavy rainfall and gusty winds, coastal flooding, and hazardous surf.

“Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph… and a general northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected for the next day or so, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest by late Sunday,” the National Hurricane Center said in its 8 p.m. advisory. “On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near or over the central Bahamas tonight, near or over the northwestern Bahamas Saturday and near the east coast of the Florida peninsula Saturday afternoon through Sunday.”

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed state agencies to prepare and pre-deploy emergency response assets as Hurricane Isaias continues to gain strength is also urging New Yorkers to ensure their households are prepared for the storm and to continue monitoring local weather forecasts for the most up-to-date information. 

“I have directed our emergency response agencies to pre-deploy assets as we closely monitor this Category 1 hurricane that is currently expected to sweep up the East Coast,”  Cuomo said. “New Yorkers are far too familiar with the destructive powers of these storms, and I am urging the public to be prepared and stay alert as conditions continue to develop throughout the weekend.”

 

 

PSEG said it is prepared for the storm and offered these ideas: Download the new PSEG Long Island mobile app to report an outage and to receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.

  • To report and receive status updates via text, text OUT to PSEGLI (773454) or visit us online at www.psegliny.com/outages.
  • To report an outage or downed wire, call PSEG Long Island’s 24-hour Electric Service number: 800-490-0075 or use our web chat feature at www.psegliny.com.
  • Follow PSEG Long Island on Facebook and Twitter to report an outage and for updates before, during and after the storm.
  • Visit PSEG Long Island’s outage information across Long Island and the Rockaways online at https://mypowermap.psegliny.com.

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