Tag: hurricane

Long Island May Never Be Fully Prepared for the Next Bad...

Unwise development in the coastal floodplain and poor regional planning have put serious pressure on our Island's infrastructure. It doesn’t even have to be a major storm to leave a trail of destruction in its wake. For Long Island, just one direct hit from a hurricane could cripple our region. By far, the benchmark for these events was set in ’38 when the “Long Island Express” crushed the Island. Over the decades since the Express struck, LI’s population has exploded, especially on the East End and the South Shore, with subdivisions replacing critical wetlands, increasing our vulnerability to storm surges and wave action.

Forecasters: Hurricane Joaquin to Track Away from Long Island

More wet weather is expected through the weekend, meteorologists said.

Long Islanders Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin

Local officials issued warnings as the storm reached major hurricane status.

Will Arthur Rain on Long Island 4th of July Parades?

Either way, rough seas are forecast to kick up rip currents that can be dangerous to swimmers.

How to Prepare for 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

“Preparedness is critical when it comes to life-threatening disasters such as hurricanes."

Sandy Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Central Islip

“It does take a village to help a community rebuild."

Nassau Issues Bids for 2nd Phase of West Shore Road Reconstruction

The road opened last June after it was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

‘Long Island Express’ Remembered on 75th Anniversary

The storm was blamed for around 60 deaths on LI.

Hurricane Season Returns, Long Island Urged to Prepare

“Hurricane Sandy and Irene should erase any doubt that Long Island is not vulnerable to coastal storms."
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