Long Island coastal areas prepare for Hurricane Lee

On Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk counties have braced for potential impacts.

Many areas along the south shore got a head start at reinforcing their beaches this week.

In the town of Hempstead, pay-loaders transported large piles of sand, while crews secured boats and cleared storm drains to prepare for any flooding.

"You can see the waves from 7 to 10 feet, a lot of erosion, but people on the south shore really need to pay attention," Town Supervisor Don Clavin warned.

What are the local impacts from Hurricane Lee?

  • The Jersey Shore could see waves of 7–10 feet, as well as a high risk of rip currents.
  • Temperatures in New York City will feel like fall with breezy conditions.
  • The Long Island south shore could see waves of 10–13 feet. Heavy surf advisories will be in effect.