SAYVILLE, Long Island — While post-tropical storm Hermine did not cause significant damage in the tri-state area, parts of Sayville overnight Tuesday saw localized flooding and power outages.
Hermine continued to meander offshore Tuesday, before being forecast to move west, at which point she will likely weaken, PIX11 Meteorologist Linda Church said.
The storm first touched down in Florida early Friday as a hurricane, and led to the deaths of three people as she moved up the East Coast, CNN reports.
Locally, few effects remained Tuesday.
NYC beaches remain closed, and in Sayville, some residents awoke to power outages and localized flooding overnight.
Five hundred to about 1,000 people are believed to have experienced outages after wind gusts of at least 40 mph blew through the area.
Localized flooding was also seen on area roadways.
But for residents, this is nothing new.
“That’s what you pay to live on the South Shore, right?” Sayville resident Kim Polito said.
Polito had planned to spend Labor Day weekend on Fire Island — where voluntary evacuations were executed due to the storm.
“I’m disappointed that she ruined a lot of plans for the weekend. … So it kind of put a damper on the weekend,” she said.
Her feelings were echoed by many New Yorkers who had looked forward to enjoying what is often viewed as the last weekend of the summer.
Lucky for them, beach closures are not currently expected to linger into Wednesday and temperatures are forecast to rise, helping us keep that summer feeling a bit longer.
Fall officially kicks off Sept. 22.