As Hurricane Sandy progresses closer to Patchogue and Medford, it will become harder and eventually impossible for Patch to drive around the area with winds predicted to reach as high as 75 miles per hour.
That's where Patch is hoping all of you readers can help pitch in and add your photos and video to this post as you take it from wherever you are.
Whether in Patchogue, Medford or evacuated to Sachem East High School, please add your media using the "Upload Photos and Videos" button or by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac, feel free to iMessage your photos and video to 631-294-3942 if that is easier. Above all stay safe, do not go near the coastline or into flooded waters, and please heed all advisories posted by Patchogue Village and Brookhaven Town, which Patch is also posting.
Browse the gallery above for storm photos and video clips.