Keep an eye on Tropical Storm Ophelia


Long Island is expected to get hit with heavy rain and high winds from Tropical Storm Ophelia this weekend.

The storm is forescast to drop up to 3 inches of rain and wind gusts near 45 mph, causing hazardous road conditions with the possibility of downed trees and/or branches to fall on power lines that could result in power outages in Nassau and Suffolk counties and coastal flooding.

In case of an emergency call 911. Do not call your local police precinct. For fire emergencies call your local fire department.

To report a power outage and get status updates text OUT to PSGEGLI (773454). Power outages call also be reported online at

The Town of Hempstead said it has mobilized its Storm Response Team to prepare for the weekend’s bad weather.