Ultimately the inspectors will decide if town’s hit hard by flood water should be declared disaster areas, making them eligible for federal aid.
Officials so far estimate at least 400 homes suffered flood damage.
The historic rainfall that hit western Suffolk County this week has left crater-like sinkholes in its wake and took an emotional and financial toll on homeowners.
Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.
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 virtually unheard of anomaly in the atmosphere was to blame for a devastating rainstorm on Long Island Wednesday, which set a new one-day record for rainfall in New York State.
Eight people were arrested after they allegedly sold alcohol to a minor at several businesses in Bay Shore, West Islip, and Islip on Friday night.
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was searching around Babylon Monday for the cream-colored miniature poodle named Bailey. They believe Islip Town kennel attendant Michael Papini let Bailey loose Dec. 23 on Cooper Street.
A Long Island man has been charged with the murder of his classmate two years ago.
The alligator was spotted in a tank Friday when police were in the Islip home on an unrelated matter.
A disturbing pattern of break-ins has been plaguing Long Island, with houses being targeted in the middle of the day when no one is home.
Seven motorcyclists were arrested on reckless driving charges in Suffolk County Sunday, and dozens more were cited.
Federal agents and police raided nearly a dozen 7-Eleven stores on Long Island Monday as part of an investigation into identity theft and human smuggling.
Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.
For many, prom night means party night, and that often includes a lot of drinking. More schools are taking no chances when it comes to getting kids to celebrate sober. Some are going so far as to use Breathalyzer tests.