Storm brings flooding to coastal areas

October 18, 2009 4:00:30 PM PDT
The nor'easter meant flooding in some coastal communities on Long Island. High tide brought with it rising water and headaches. People living along Hudson Avenue in Freeport did a double take Sunday. While they always live across the street from a canal, their street became the canal.

Janet Jones says forecasters gave residents plenty of to prepare.

The seaside community has seen nor'easters before, but it's still watch and wait each time. This time, they had to factor in the high tide.

The water was literally knocking on the Tiss' front door. Even by midday, the salty mess from the bay hadn't receded.

In the past, water levels along South Long Beach Avenue have reached the four-foot mark. The problem, Gerry Tiss believes, is something the town has said it was going to fix and hasn't. If the street's elevation was raised, he points out, most of the water goes away.

But all the planning in the world did not help Dolly Gilbo. She parked her Nissan Quest Saturday night, and Sunday morning, it wouldn't start. Now, the water-logged mini van isn't going anywhere.

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