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Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast: Floods The Hamptons And North Fork

Originally Posted: October 29, 2012

Nicole B. Brewer

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This afternoon on Ocean Road in Bridgehampton. (Photo: Nicole Barylski)

Weather centers across the East Coast predicted a big storm but even they did not forsee three storm fronts converging on the East Coast until a few days ago. Right now Hurricane Sandy is expected to exceed last years devastating Hurricane Irene that caused millions in damage across the Mid Atlantic states and New England. Evacuations across the Hamptons and North Fork are in full effect and residents are urged to remain indoors. Widespread flooding after this mornings high tide emboldened many social photogs to scout out amazing signs of the storm. LIPA is reporting over 40,000 power outages as of 1:30 p.m. today.

Waves crash against New Suffolk flooding Kirmogioner Point on the North Fork. (Photo: Nicole B. Brewer)


Redefining water front property. (Photo: Nicole B. Brewer)


Christie Brinkley was out in Sag Harbor and snapped this shot on Bay Street before high tide. "The weather ain't too ducky out there!! But these guys are swimming down Bay Street!" (Photo: Facebook.com/Christie.Brinkley)


Flooding in New Suffolk has caused evacuations. (Photo: Nicole B. Brewer)


Our friend Ralph Ron DiGennaro snapped this one in Greenport: "Greenport Update. Not a great shopping day." (Photo: Facebook.com/Ralph.DiGennaro)


"Me Hardys Me Buckos! WelI just did a little spin before hunkering down ....Here's a few shots of our part of the storm....Bay Street Sag Harbor 5 hours before high tide and the height of the storm hit!" reports shutterbug Christie Brinkley. (Photo: Facebook.com/Christie.Brinkley)


"My favorite..a road closed sign floating by!" (Photo: Facebook.com/nicole.n.szymczak)


Roads in low-lying areas like New Suffolk are closed. (Photo: Nicole B. Brewer)




Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com HamptonsOnline NicoleBBrewer NicoleBBrewer NicoleBBrewer


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Guest (Rick) from Southampton says::
Nice photos - Here are some shots of Flying Point Road underwater, as well as some flooded houses in Southampton: http://warrensnursery.com/2012/10/31/new-trees-to-be-planted-after-hurricane/
Oct 31, 2012 5:20 pm

 

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