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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
631-261-4449

Costello's Ace Hardware
822 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport
631-925-5500

Four Star Home And Variety
13 Hewitt Square, East Northport
631-757-8377

Elwood True Value Hardware
2036 Jericho Tpke.,East Northport
631-499-8842

Karp's Home Brew & Hardware Supplies
2 Larkfield Rd., East Northport
631-261-1235
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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