Hurricane Irene's impact could recall that of the Great New England Hurricane
1938 Hurricane East Hampton
East Hampton's Main Street lost 164 trees during the 1938 Hurricane as houses, vehicles, and other property sustained heavy damage. The East Hampton Star

Hurricane Irene Long Island path
The National Hurricane Center early Friday revised its prediction for the path of Hurricane Irene, moving it farther east over Long Island. The path is similar to that of the devastating 1938 Hurricane.