Slide show: Riverhead officials, residents prep for Hurricane Irene

Whether it meant buying a few new batteries, pulling a yacht out of Meetinghouse Creek or crafting emergency plans in case evacuations are called for, Riverhead Town officials and residents alike were scrambling Friday to prepare for Hurricane Irene’s onslaught.

Where the storm will make landfall is still uncertain, but as of Friday afternoon the track had it hitting somewhere near New York City or western Long Island.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTOS | Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller addresses police, fire, ambulance and hospital officials Friday.