Preparing for Blizzard in Northport, East Northport

Stock up on shovels, batteries and more at these local supplies stores.

A man uses a snowblower to dig his way out of his home after the 2011 blizzard. Patch file photo.
A man uses a snowblower to dig his way out of his home after the 2011 blizzard. Patch file photo.
A light blanket of snow covered Northport Thursday morning, a small indication of what is to come later on tonight.

The National Weather Service predicts that Long Island will see between 8 and 10 inches of snow, starting Thursday night, and has issued a blizzard warning for 6 p.m. in the area. 

Temperatures are expected to drop Thursday night into the mid-teens, and stay below freezing into Sunday.

The Northport-East Northport School District issued a statement Wednesday evening ahead of the storm, advising parents to make arrangements to pick up their children in case the schools have to close early and cancel the after-school SCOPE program or PM kindergarten.

If residents learned anything from last year's February blizzard, which crippled most of Long Island, it's to be prepared. Here is a list of local stores to find shovels, snow blowers, batteries, generators and other weather-related items.

Northport Hardware Company
90 Main St., Northport

Costello's Ace Hardware
822 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport

Four Star Home And Variety
13 Hewitt Square, East Northport

Elwood True Value Hardware
2036 Jericho Tpke.,East Northport

Karp's Home Brew & Hardware Supplies
2 Larkfield Rd., East Northport
FYI January 02, 2014 at 06:14 PM
Who decided to close schools at mid day? Bad decision, wasted school day.


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