Severe weather causes power outages across Tri-State area

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Sunday, August 13, 2023
Tri-State area affected by power outages, downed trees after storms
At least 11 areas across the Tri-State are facing power outages after Saturday night's thunderstorms.

TRI-STATE (WABC) -- Many Tri-State residents are waking up Sunday feeling the impacts of Saturday night's severe thunderstorms.

In Ozone Park, Queens, a massive tree fell across Woodhaven Boulevard. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported, but police had to reroute traffic from that area.

Back in Manhattan, Lionel Richie was forced to postpone his MSG concert with Earth, Wind and Fire. The singer said his plane couldn't land in New York or any surrounding area.

His show will be rescheduled for Monday, August 14.

Thousands of people across the Tri-State are experiencing power outages as of Sunday morning.

Areas affected by outages include:


- Somerset County

Customers affected: 1,372

- Union County

Customers affected: 1,432

- Morris County

Customers affected: 1, 251

- Essex County

Customers affected: 695

- Dutchess County

Customers affected: 4,083

- Orange County

Customers affected: 192

- Rockland County

Customers affected: 52

- Ultster County

Customers affected: 1,692


- Queens

Customers affected: 170


- Nassau County:

Customers affected: 2,079

- Suffolk County:

Customers affected: 4,554

The Nassau County Department of Health has issued an advisory prohibiting people from swimming at 18 beaches Sunday. Officials say stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall can increase bacteria levels.

The Nassau County beaches affected by this advisory include:


- Centre Island Sound - Bayville

- Creek Club - Lattingtown

- Lattingtown Beach - Lattingtown

- Laurel Hollow Beach - Laurel Hollow

- Morgan Sound - Glen Cove

- North Hempstead Beach Park - Port Washington

- Piping Rock Beach Club - Locust Valley

- Pryibil Beach - Glen Cove

- Ransom Beach - Bayville

- Theodore Roosevelt Beach - Oyster Bay

- Sea Cliff Village Beach - Sea Cliff

- Soundside Beach - Bayville

- Stehli Beach - Bayville

- Tappen Beach - Glenwood Landing


- Biltmore Beach Club - Massapequa

- Hewlett Point Beach - East Rockaway

- Island Park Beach - Island Park

- Philip Healey Beach - Massapequa


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