Hurricane Isabel's position is tracked on a computer at the National Weather Service's facility at Greater Binghamton, N.Y., airport, Sept. 17, 2003. Hydrometeorogical Technician Mitch Gilt is reflected in the screen cas he closes the blinds on a sunny afternoon with blue skies.
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A worker with the New York State Parks department uses a small bulldozer to push sand past a dump truck to build up the beach at Robert Moses State Park, on the western edge of Fire Island in West Islip, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2003. Additional sand was being added to the beach to try and prevent high surf caused by Hurricane Isabel from reaching roadways nearby.
Max Oransky, 18, stacks chairs at the Seagate Beach club in Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2003. Forecasters said Hurricane Isabel's heavy rain and high winds were expected to arrive in New York on Friday.
Ship's engineer Andy Marasa ties sails on the bow of the replica tall ship Amistad in the Port City of Oswego, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2003. The ship was originally scheduled to arrive Friday, but docked early to get the sails secured or removed before possible rough weather from Hurricane Isabel.
People take advantage of the weather at Long Beach, N.Y., in spite of weather warnings due to Hurricane Isabel, Sept. 16, 2003.