East End Mostly Spared From Flooding And Storm Damage


A storm that ravaged many parts of Long Island Tuesday night, causing massive flooding, has missed the East End, with only minimal rain and damage reported.

There was no flooding reported in Southampton Town, according to Southampton Town Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor, who said he has only heard reports of two downed trees in the Bridgehampton and Water Mill area, and only one large branch caught in an electrical wire.

There were no issues in East Hampton Town that he had heard of.

The storm slammed other parts of Long Island, with news outlets reporting up to 12 inches of rain and massive flooding. Several major roadways were closed across the island, with cars abandoned in several feet of water on highways and side streets.

“We were very fortunate,” Mr. Gregor said. “We were very lucky and we take luck whenever we can get it.”

On Wednesday morning, local weather observer Richard Hendrickson, who has been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for over 80 years of volunteer service to the organization, said Bridgehampton received just under half an inch of rain overnight. Winds are currently moderate and coming out of the south, he added.

Power company PSEG reported no outages on Long Island, according to its storm map online. The East End remains under a flash flood warning issued by NOAA until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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