The National Hurricane Center's latest forecast
Suffolk County and Town of Smithtown officials met over a teleconference on Thursday morning to discuss hurricane preparations.
Local residents are heading to supermarkets and hardware stores to stock up on essentials such as bottled water, flashlights and batteries.
Patch asks: What are you doing to prepare for Hurricane Irene? Do you think the storm will cause damage on Long Island, or will it be a flop?
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