"That's as far as they see", she tweeted.
The ominous-looking occurrence was in fact caused by a combination of low tide, low pressure and strong winds in the right direction, which literally pushed the water away from the long narrow bay.
The person who posted the video later added an update to her original post that "Long Island has the all clear".
There are fears that the storm surge could flood entire communities with 15ft of water or more.
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Hurricane Irma is creating such a stir that it is pulling water from the shorelines of some of the areas caught in the hurricane's crosshairs.
Hurricane Irma is strong enough to completely change the shape of an ocean. As the storm gobbles water towards its center, it gets pulled from its surroundings. You know they happen theoretically, but the chances of seeing the most extraordinary weather phenomena are slim to none.
Although the Tsunami Information Center warns receding waters are typically a precursor to a tsunami, the Washington Post reports that is not the case in this instance. The storm sucked the ocean dry near Long Island, Bahamas, as it continues to strengthen and touch ground in Florida. The water should return by Sunday afternoon without any great force.
Irma made landfall over the Florida Keys Sunday morning as a category 4 storm.