Garbage cans took little trips around neighborhoods and wind made driving a bit hazardous Wednesday as the National Weather Service issued wind and flooding advisories until 6 p.m. for the Huntington area.
Many streets were littered with small tree branches, garbage cans blown across yards or into the street or trash spilled out on lawns. One Huntington resident saw a trash bin sent flying into against several parked cars as soon as it was emptied of its recyclables.
The weather forced a ceremony for lighting a menorah indoors, from the Village Green to the lobby of Town Hall at 6 p.m.
Patchy fog, heavy rain, and gusts up to 50 mph were predicted by the National Weather Service. "Rainfall rates of around a half an inch per hour will result in flooding of poor drainage areas. Fallen leaves will also clog drains... which will exacerbate the flooding," the NWS said.
The Long Island Power Authority was listing numerous power outages across the Island but there were no immediate reports of car accidents related to the weather. And a spokesman for several fire departments said the firefighters handled several calls about downed power lines in Huntington.