Severe Flooding From Post Tropical Storm Andrea Slams Parts Of Huntington

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Parts of Huntington experienced severe flooding as the remains of Tropical Storm Andrea moved through the area. The National Weather Service is estimating that rainfall amounts were in the 2-4 inch range, with locally higher amounts. Rainfall rates were as high as 2 to 3 inches per hour.

The gallery and video below shows imagery from the more vulnerable parts of town including the corner of State Route 25A and Park Avenue, Madison Avenue and New York Avenue (Heckscher Park) and Halesite.

The photographs and video from Halesite include the new traffic circles, which are part of a $18.6 million New York State Department of Transportation project that was designed to mitigate flooding of this magnitude. Local residents told us that the basements along this stretch of road have been inundated with as much as 4 feet of water. Many cars were abandoned as a result of the rising waters.

The link to the project website is here:

https://www.dot.ny.gov/regional-offices/region10/projects/ny110

 

 

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