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Long Island, New Jersey shores braces for flooding

UNION BEACH, N.J.  — Residents along Long Island and New Jersey are bracing for storm surge flooding and high winds. 

Some residents are worried that the tide could push the bay over its banks in Long Island.

The surge from Superstorm Sandy which hit the area in October caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

The Long Island Power Authority has already positioned equipment in case strong wings bring down power lines.

And a New Jersey town is urging residents to be prepared.

"We asked the low-lying areas to prepare an evacuation kit," said Union Beach OEM Coordinator Mike Harriott. "Should we need to make that order, we'll be prepared."

Long Island has 140 trucks and more than 4,000 private contractors set to hit the roads as soon as there is something to plow.

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