The Suffolk County health department says the advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday because of the potential for bacteria from runoff following heavy rain and flooding.
A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.
Motorists were still moving slowly as crews directed traffic through flooded out roadways in Bay Shore Wednesday afternoon.
De Blasio appeared alongside Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito in Brooklyn Friday to talk hurricane preparedness.
CBS 2’s Dick Brennan, who was driving around in Mobile 2, said the off and on rain has been doing damage.
Severe thunderstorms barreled through the Tri-State Area for the second day in a row Tuesday, making a mess of the roads just in time for the afternoon rush hour and keeping a threat of continuing rain well into the night.
Heavy rain turned major roads into rivers and rapids in parts of the Tri-State Area Monday evening, in a round of storms that could continue off and on for more than a day to come.
The colder temperatures are expected to hit the area next Wednesday and Thursday due to a jet stream that will take a huge dip into the eastern United States.
Utility crews are busy and some commuters are facing delays after severe thunderstorms rolled through parts of the Tri-State area, downing trees and knocking out power.
The storm is churning up big waves all along the Atlantic coast as it travels northward.
Watches and warnings are in effect across the Tri-State area as severe weather moves in, a day after strong thunderstorms downed trees and power lines and flooded streets.
Severe weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.
A dangerous round of storms was passing through some parts of the Tri-State Area late Wednesday, and the storm system was expected to persist until the morning.
A round of severe storms plowed into the Tri-State Area late Friday afternoon – causing delays of nearly five hours for arriving flights at some airports.
A rough morning commute was expected on Thursday, as waves of pouring rain were expected to move in.