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Sep 6, 2019 11:39 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Hurricane Dorian Will Breeze By South Fork Friday Night Into Saturday

Sep 6, 2019 12:20 PM

The South Fork will get only a slight taste of Hurricane Dorian’s fury overnight Friday into Saturday, as the storm moves past far to the south of Long Island.

The National Weather Service says that South Fork residents can expect periods of heavy rains and stiff winds in the early morning hours of Saturday, and some minor tidal flooding in low-lying coastal areas.

But by midday Saturday, the tailing effects of the storm should be gone and give way to a sunny warm afternoon.

“It will get very windy overnight, with gusts between 30 and 40 miles per hour, peaking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., and then winds should die down pretty quickly,” meteorologist Joe Pollina said on Friday. “Rainfall will be heaviest to the east, because it’s the closest to the storm. Montauk will get the heaviest rain.”

There will be high surf from the passing storm and riptide warnings are in effect for the ocean beaches throughout Long Island on Friday and Saturday.

Tides on the north-facing shores are expected to be 1 to 2 feet above normal, thanks to the stiff winds and surge of the storm, but only minor coastal flooding should be expected.

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Prepare for the worst, Trump has just drawn a circle around the East end.
By country joe (60), sag harbor on Sep 6, 19 12:27 PM
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Doesn't that mean it'll miss us entirely?
By Pacman (273), Southampton on Sep 6, 19 1:21 PM
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Yes. That's his superpower. He draws a circle around a map with a sharpie and its automatically protected...
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Sep 6, 19 1:42 PM
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It's only a matter of time before my (and your) South fork property is decimated by a hurricane and the maximum amount of NFIP insurance ($250,000 for the building and $100,000 for the contents) isn't going to cover my (or your) losses. My insurance company does not offer addition flood insurance. Guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
By Aeshtron (428), Southampton on Sep 6, 19 4:18 PM
By DiseaseDiocese (666), Riverhead on Sep 6, 19 5:38 PM
Tides at the Old Fort Pond Tide Station MKTN6 are running about 1.5' above normal, and very strong NE winds are forecast for overnight and the morning. Folks at Lazy Point, and other areas open to the NE winds, should monitor water levels and evacuate while they can IMO.

Western Peconic Bay at the Peconic River is running about 2.5' above normal, and this is likely to get worse overnight. Orient Harbor is similar.

Good luck to all.

By PBR (4956), Southampton on Sep 6, 19 9:00 PM
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