Jose brought gusty winds and dangerous surf on Wednesday, but Long Island was spared the potential wrath of the storm that has alternated between hurricane and tropical strength as it trekked northeast this week.
Still, officials were prepared for the worst with members of the National Guard and a search-and-rescue team deployed here; and a fleet of emergency vehicles and tools at the ready.
Newsday reporters, too, were stationed in areas where flooding and power outages were feared. Here’s what they saw.
Wind gusts are the only evidence of Jose on the East End.
Waves bite at the beach in Montauk, and farther west, mini-dunes stand in waiting.
Trying to prepare for high tide.
Only in the Hamptons would someone have their SPRINKLERS ON during a storm that floods their street (in front of their private tennis court) pic.twitter.com/GpnhFUnRvu— Rachelle Blidner (@RachelleBlidner) September 20, 2017
Flooding on Dune Road and giant sea swells in Montauk (but neither was stopping at least one driver and fisherman).
High surf and swells in Montauk. Officials said some erosion was expected at Montauk’s Hither Hills State Park.