Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of what promises to be an active hurricane season, hit the east coast Thursday. Tropical storm warnings stretched from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay, and further up the coast, to Long Island, where residents are still recovering Superstorm Sandy.
In Florida the cleanup began Friday morning, after Tropical Storm Andrea came ashore Thursday. The storm spawned heavy winds, rain and even several tornadoes. Damage stretched across the Sunshine State from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic.
As Andrea moves up into Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, residents on Long Beach, NY, prepared for the storm. This is the first storm to hit the area since Superstorm Sandy.
Many Long Beach residents took precautions. Several residents moved back into their homes barely two weeks ago.
Long Beach resident Yvonne Santana said she did not want to take any chances.
"I'm going to batten down the hatches. Put up stuff off the floor in the basement. Just in case," said Santana
Construction in Long Beach is an every day reminder of the storm that took so much from them last year. Residents say even the thought of more severe weather is troubling.