Ida Downgraded to Tropical Storm, Nassau Still Expecting Heavy Rains & Flash Flooding


Ida may no longer be a hurricane but the remnants are still going strong. They will merge with a cold front as it moves into the Northeast on Wednesday, bringing tropical flooding rain to our area.

The New York City and Tri-State area will likely see the heaviest rain and the highest chance for flash flooding starting Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

Nassau County is keeping a keen eye on Tropical Depression Ida, which we expect to deliver heavy rains, flash flooding and possible high winds Wednesday evening into Thursday. It is possible that the storm could bring 3 – 6 inches of rain which may cause flooding in prone areas.

Power outages also remain a concern due to the combination of heavy rain, potential 35 mph winds and saturated grounds from recent rainfall. We will continue to monitor the track of the storm and watch for flash flooding and other possible effects that the storm may bring.

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