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Effective immediately, the Port Washington Police District, the Sands Point Police Dept, and the Nassau County Police Department are strongly urging that all car travel and pedestrian travel be suspended.
There are an increasing number of downed power lines throughout the peninsula.
Trees continue to fall.
More roadways are becoming flooded.
So, as requested, please suspend all travel on the peninsula if at all possible.
The tides are still expected to peak this evening between 7pm and midnight.
The high has now increased to 9' to 14' over normal high tides.
This is an increase over 6' to 9 over the high tides that we experienced this morning, which reached the heights seen during hurricane Irene. This is a substantial increase over this morning and over Irene!
If you are in a flood zone and have not evacuated, please consider going to Manhasset HS which is open and operating as a shelter.
Schools have been suspended for tomorrow as well.
Please note that there first responders may not be able to reach you during peak wind and flood periods, so plan accordingly.
There will another report from the PWMOEM later today if material, new information is available.