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Coastal flood advisory in effect

Levittown firefighters rescue children and some adults after

Levittown firefighters rescue children and some adults after their school bus got stuck in high water on Loring Road and Chimney Lane in Levittown. (Oct. 1, 2010) Photo Credit: Kevin Imm

Long Islanders, still waterlogged from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, which swept across the area Friday, are bracing for yet another messy commute Monday morning as more rain and wind is expected.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for Monday. There is a 90 percent chance of rain and wind gusts are expected to be 20 to 25 mph.

The advisory is in effect as tides are expected to be 1 to 1.5 feet above normal Monday morning and could be as high as 2 to 2.5 feet above normal in the evening. A coastal flood advisory means there is the potential for minor coastal flooding and beach erosion.

According to the advisory a coastal flood warning may eventually be required for the westernmost portion of Long Island Sound, the South Shore back bays of Nassau County and possibly New York Harbor.

On Friday, powerful wind gusts knocked out electric service to thousands and flooded roads, causing dozens of accidents in Nassau and Suffolk.

At the storm's peak, LIPA reported more than 8,000 outages, and flooding closed sections of the Northern and Southern state and Grand Central parkways, as well as parts of the Long Island Expressway, Hempstead Turnpike, Route 25A, Route 109 in Farmingdale and Route 110 in Huntington.

The storm dropped 4.64 inches of rain in Lynbrook, 3.21 inches in Wantagh and 2.84 inches in Northport, according to the weather service.
 

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