Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Flooding, Outages to Long Island

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People are reflected in a puddle as Tropical Storm Elsa passes through New York City, New York, U.S., July 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Tropical Storm Elsa brought strong winds that sparked power outages and heavy rains that caused flooding to Long Island on Friday.

The National Weather Service reported that the strongest wind gust on LI was recorded in Baiting Hollow at 64 mph and the most rain was reported in Matinecock at 3.9 inches. PSEG Long Island restored powoer to tens of thousands of its 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaways.

Elsa had strengthened to a hurricane, the first of the season, on Tuesday night before weakening again as it made landfall in Florida’s west coast before heading up the East Coast.

After the storm cleared out, forecasters warned that there was still a risk of rip currents at ocean beaches.

-With Reuters

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