AMITYVILLE - Fears are mounting in some Long Island communities that are expected to take a direct hit from Hurricane Irene.

In Amityville, many residents say they're concerned because their homes are surrounded by water on three sides, putting them in a vulnerable position depending on the storm's course.

Officials say everyone should consider boarding up windows, as well as securing outdoor furniture and decorations.

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