Update: The forecast of continuing heavy rains forced the cancellation of numerous events and left several streets flooded.
Workers wered draining water from North Street in Huntington Station Friday morning. West Neck Road and New York Avenue at the intersection of Lowndes Avenue also had water backed up. Several fender benders were reported, including a two-vehicle crash at Prime Avenue and New York Avenue.
As of Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service said more showers, with possible thunderstorms, are expected for Huntington, with winds around 21 MPH, with gusts as high as 33 MPH. Rain will continue through the night, and into Saturday morning.
“Low pressure along the Mid-Atlantic Coast will slowly move northward to just south of Long Island, New York, then push eastward out over the Western Atlantic by Sunday,” the NWS said. The low will pull moist air off the Atlantic, producing areas of heavy rain over parts of northeastern New Jersey, extreme southeastern New York State/Long Island, and Connecticut.”
PSEG-LI reported some power outages around Huntington Friday morning as heavy rains and wind moved across Long Island.
Outages affecting about 65 customers were reported in Lloyd Harbor and Greenlawn.
Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency for Long Island, New York Ciy and the Hudson Valley on Friday morning.
“It is critical that all New Yorkers take all necessary precautions and avoid flooded roads, which are some of the most dangerous places during flash floods,” her office said.
Rain is expected to continue through the night, with thunderstorms possible. Saturday, there is a 60 percent chance of rain. A widespread 3 to 5 inches of rain is likely Friday, the National Weather Service said.
The NWS reported the following amounts of rainfall in Suffolk as of Friday morning:
...Suffolk County... Dix Hills 1.82 in 0929 AM 09/29 Northport 1.69 in 0930 AM 09/29 Smithtown 1.53 in 0930 AM 09/29 2 E Dix Hills 1.48 in 0930 AM 09/29 Brightwaters 1.39 in 0800 AM 09/29 SMITHTOWN 1.39 in 0915 AM 09/29 Bay Shore 1.38 in 0700 AM 09/29 Islip Terrace 1.38 in 0800 AM 09/29 Smithtown 2.0 SSW 1.38 in 0800 AM 09/29 Amityville 1.30 in 0800 AM 09/29 Saint James 1.30 in 0924 AM 09/29 Stony Brook 1.28 in 0930 AM 09/29 Port Jefferson Station 1.17 in 0830 AM 09/29 West Gilgo Beach 1.09 in 0915 AM 09/29 North Babylon 1.05 in 0922 AM 09/29 N. Babylon 1.01 in 0930 AM 09/29 Sayville 1.01 in 0924 AM 09/29