Riverhead Town police, as well as Supervisor Sean Walter, are urging residents to use common sense and stay off the roads as a nor'easter sweeps across the area.
The town has issued a release to residents, stating that at least an inch of rain is expected as well as strong winds from the north, ranging from 25 to 25 miles per hour with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour.
Offials said Wednesday's high tide at 6 p.m. is expected to be the worst of the next two tide cycles, at approximately four feet above normal.
The storm, authorities said, has the potential to knock down more trees, down power lines, and cause flooding in low-lying areas. Downed trees have been reported already on Hill Street in Wading River.
Riverhead was already hit hard by Hurricane Sandy last week; officials said residents should use caution and pay attention, especially in coastal flood-prone areas.
Travel throughout Riverhead Town Wednesday night should be limited, the release stated, and residents should not attempt to navigate flooded roads. All wires should be considered energized. "If you can, stay home," police urge.
The situation is expected to improve by 4 a.m., authorities said.