Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 14:40

Many City Islanders, including Barbara Durham and Donna McGowan rushed to see the water level under the CI Bridge. These two local ladies pointed towards the water level, which they say at high tide had reached very close to the level of the City Island bridge.

NYPD sent several police officers to patrol the area. Meanwhile, the island coastal flooding reached all the way to The Lobster House Restaurant located at 34 City Island Avenue. The Seashore Restaurant at 591 City Island Avenue parking lot was also flooded and quickly chained closed to keep additional vehicles off the property and away from the water.

Photo courtesy; Y. Chen