Patrons of the on Front Street were stuck inside the coffee shop from about 2:40 to just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, standing in about two inches of water at one point as the rain came down and
Water began pouring into the doors of the Starbucks, which were recently refurbished and lacked weather stripping. The flood water made it all the way to the back of the roomy store, which closed at about 4 p.m. after the last customer left.
"I've never seen anything as bad as this in all my 14 years with Starbucks," said manager Ian Serrano, who worked for the company in Manhattan before coming to Greenport in 2007, when the store was built.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 4:00 p.m. for all of Suffolk County on Thursday.
Stay tuned for a video of the storm on North Fork Patch.