Southold prepares for Irene

08/28/2011 5:14 AM |

Before the wind and rain picked up yesterday, residents got ready for the big blow, which started to gather strength Saturday night. Early Sunday morning the region was under a tornado watch as well as a hurricane warning. The worst winds, with gusts above 80 mph, were expected this morning as the eye of the storm approached Queens.

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Photos by Jay Webster

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JAY WEBSTER PHOTO | Hauling out ahead of Irene