Leaders on New York’s Lengthy Island are reporting restricted impacts from the nor’easter up to now.

Nassau County Govt Laura Curran stated Tuesday she is protecting a watchful eye on the nor’easter, however she doesn’t anticipate the consequences of the storm to be on the identical scale and as devastating as Tropical Storm Ida.

“It’s all the time higher to be over ready…and we all the time need to keep one step forward,” Curran acknowledged. 

Curran stated there have already been a pair dozen energy outages in Nassau County. The rain and wind will proceed till tomorrow morning, and stated they’re “searching for the potential of fallen bushes, fallen limbs, down energy traces.” 

Not less than 16 automobile crashes have already occurred in Nassau County. Curran urged everybody to drive with warning and warned individuals to be watchful of flooding, which may happen on account of excessive tides across the later afternoon. 

Medics and the police division can be on standby to assist anybody in misery, Curran stated. 

In the meantime, Suffolk County leaders are following New York state’s lead in issuing an emergency declaration as they anticipate worse winds that would trigger widespread energy outages, downed wires and bushes and highway points. 

The storm has had restricted affect of rain up to now that county officers and crews can handle, appearing Police Commissioner Stuart Cameron stated. Nonetheless, heavy rain and robust wind create might result’s worsened driving circumstances and widespread energy loss because the winds seemingly choose up tonight, based on County Govt Steven Bellone.

“You’ve bought a storm that’s delivering each heavy rains and excessive winds, which poses vital challenges after all,” Bellone stated.

The rain has been heavy sufficient at factors to obscure visibility for drivers, Cameron stated. The county noticed 23 motorcar crashes between midnight and 11:15 a.m. ET.

CNN’s Kelly Christ contributed to this report.

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