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Tropical Storm Isaias comes ashore in Freeport


***This story was updated at 6 p.m.***

All of Long Island, including the Village of Freeport, felt the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias as it made its way up the East Coast, 

The storm was forecasted to bring heavy rain and winds, with gusts up to 70 mph. 

The was no flooding in Freeport, village officials said. 

While nearby areas suffered major damage and outages, Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy said the village had been relatively spared by the worst of the storm. 

Additional staff was brought in to the Freeport Electirc Department to help deal with outages throughout the village.

At least 70 calls have been made regarding power outages throughout the village, according to the Freeport Electric Department's  outage map. 

Village officials said that 1,200 resident experienced a power outage due to the storm. Electric Department employees are working to restore all power back in the village. 

Kennedy added that some Freeport electricians will be going out into Rockville Centre, which was devestated by the storm, to help restore power to the  area.

Along with the electric department, the Freeport Department of Public Works is working overtime to clear roads and deal with fallen trees in the village.

The Long Island Rail Road has suspended service systemwide. 

Residents are encouraged to  stay away from downed power lines and wires. If someone sees a downed wire, they should contact the Freeport Police Department at (516)-377-2411 or 911. The police will then notify the proper department to fix it.  

The storm is expected to end at 7 p.m.