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Patch Question: How are You Preparing for Hurricane Irene?

Suffolk and Town officials are organizing as latest predictions call for the storm to hit Long Island Sunday.

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? 

Log in and tell us in the comments. 

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Richard August 25, 2011 at 03:58 PM
I think it will be, not necessarily a "flop", but much less than many ppl are worried about. Ppl are can cancelling everything on Saturday, but it's not coming until Sunday-Monday. This is from the AP at Noon today (Thursday): >> Irene could hit North Carolina's Outer Banks on Saturday afternoon with winds around 115 mph (185 kph). It's predicted to chug up the East Coast, dumping rain from Virginia to New York City before a much-weakened form reaches land in Connecticut. <<

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