Jul 29, 2014

Sandy's Approach; Tides High on Long Island Sound

Although the full force of Sandy has not yet arrived in Larchmont and Mamaroneck, coastal flooding has already begun.


Hurricane Sandy—predicted to be one of the worst storms in many years both for its magnitude and damaging effects—seems to already be wreaking havoc on the shores of the Long Island Sound.  

At the southern end of Harbor Island, the driver of a white SUV struggled to keep his car afloat on Rushmore and Orienta Avenues, as a fleet of Village of Mamaroneck fire and police rushed in to rescue the vehicle from uncertain waters. 

Many residential streets near Manor Park in Larchmont were blocked off by police tape.  An officer stationed on the scene said that waves could reach up to five feet in the Sound and that the streets would be blocked off until the storm passed. Angry, grey waves spurting a layer of spray that obscured views were a taste of what the storm would bring later in the day.

Palmer Avenue in Larchmont was deserted, with many stores closed.  The lot at Larchmont train station was packed full despite the fact that Metro North trains were not running.  I-95 had few cars or trucks traveling on it.

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