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Rainstorm Rips Through Port Washington

Storm leaves Port Washington wet, but power outages are almost non-existent.

Following the mid-March weekend rainstorm, many Port Washington residents thought the worst was behind them. With hundreds of blackouts in the community after that storm, the most recent downpour caused some damage of its own, but of the Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA) 473,553 Nassau County customers just 11 had reported outages as of 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 29. Of LIPA's 98,788 customers served in the Town of North Hempstead, there were only three reported outages — one in Sands Point, one in Flower Hill and one in Mineola.

In Manorhaven on Oldwood Road between Orchard Beach Boulevard and West Drive, a tree was uprooted by the storm, blocking off the street this afternoon. Port Washington fire and police departments responded to the scene to monitor the situation. Within hours, the tree was cut into small pieces and removed from the street, allowing for the road to be reopened.

According to multiple forecasts, the rain could continue into Wednesday morning.

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