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Preparing for Snowstorm in Long Beach

A man using a snow blower on Broadway in Long Beach. (Photo: Joe Kellard)
A man using a snow blower on Broadway in Long Beach. (Photo: Joe Kellard)

A light blanket of snow covered Long Beach early Thursday morning, a small indication of what is to come later today and 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.

If residents learned anything from blizzards of years past, it's to be prepared. Here is a list of local stores to find shovels, snow blowers, batteries, generators and other weather-related items.

F.M. O'Rourke Hardware
917 W. Beech St.
(516) 432-6161

Centre Millwork True Value
669 Long Beach Blvd.
(516) 432-6566

Whitbreads Sons Lumber Co
600 Magnolia Blvd
Long Beach
(516) 432-1900

Ace Hardware
3965 Long Beach Rd, Island Park
(516) 431-2500

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