LONG BEACH - Hurricane Irene is making its way toward Long Island, and the timing of the storm is a big concern.
Officials say the worst-case scenario is the hurricane makes landfill during high tide. According to News 12 Long Island Meteorologist Bruce Avery, there's going to be a new moon and it will likely be high tide -- a combination that could cause massive flooding.
The timing could be crucial for residents living along the South Shore. Many say they're worried and have been filling up sandbags as a precaution before they evacuate.
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