The ocean beaches in Montauk have taken a lashing in the rain storm on Friday.
"It's changed quite dramatically," Supervisor Bill Wilkinson said as he surveyed the sand erosion at about 2 p.m. From to , the beach was practically completely eroded away, he said.
The southwest wind in Montauk is around 26 m.p.h., with gusts as high as 55 m.p.h., according to the National Weather Service.
"All that beach that was here this morning is gone," Wilkinson said, adding that the northside of Montauk was holding up just fine.
Meanwhile, Town Highway Superintendent Scott King said flooding from the rains hasn't become bad enough that his department has had to pump. Workers have cleared a few drains in low lying areas and put up cones near Stephen Hands Path and Long Lane, where flooding is traditionally bad."It's the farm fields, all the rain that's coming off of them."
King said, "There's not really much we can do until the rain stops."
"The high winds will bring down trees and power lines," the weather service stated. "Light weight objects outdoors, such as trash cans and deck furniture should be brought indoors or secured. Use extreme crossing while driving, especially high profile vehicles crossing bridges and overpasses."