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Andrea's deluge leaves behind mostly sunny skies

Several cars became submerged in flood water under

Several cars became submerged in flood water under the train trestle at Merritts Road near Fulton Street in Farmingdale. (June 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

The gigantic storm that dumped more than 5 inches of rain on parts of Long Island by Friday night moved out into the Atlantic before dawn, leaving a trail of flooded basements and recovering commuters in its wake.

But early Saturday morning Tropical Storm Andrea's lingering effects across the region appeared to be relatively minor.

LIPA reported 1,539 outages across Long Island shortly before 8 a.m., down from a peak of 4,600 at 4 p.m. Friday.

Long Island's roads were all open -- at least officially -- a New York State Department of Transportation spokesman said.

A car hit a utility pole on Main Street in Setauket at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, knocking out power to 1,100 customers, said police and LIPA, but power had since been restored and police could not say whether the crash was storm-related.

Suffolk County police's Second Precinct, covering the area around Huntington, fielded calls overnight about flooding and downed wires and branches, but that it had no major activity Saturday morning.

Nassau County police said they had no information about storm-related calls.

Patchy sun and temperatures in the 70s were expected for Saturday, said meteorologist Tim Morrin at the National Weather Service in Upton. Temperatures on Sunday could rise into the 80s, he said.

Periods of rain are expected through Wednesday, he said, but not of Andrea's intensity. The Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm, which made landfall in Florida, has since moved on toward the Gulf of Maine.

 

ANDREA'S RAINFALL ON LI

 

Rainfall totals, in inches, for Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season:

Centereach, 5.65

Lido Beach, 5.6

Hicksville, 5.52

Wantagh 5.48

Plainview, 5.02

Middle Island, 4.98

Riverhead, 4.73

Montauk, 3.35

Source: National Weather Service

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