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Affordable Hurricane Safety

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — In a situation like a hurricane, everyone has to stock up on food and emergency items but not everybody has the means to. Fortunately, people have places to get those items inexpensively.

“We came here to get some batteries, candles and water,” said Rosita Otero who was shopping with her husband, Miguel, at the Dollar Tree in Springfield’s Liberty Plaza.

As Otero put it, having to buy a lot of food, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, and so on, all at once, isn’t something people want to do, but need to do. This is whether people have money to burn or not. Luckily people don’t have to break the bank to do this.

“We are trying to get to the most cheap ones because we need to get more than one,” said Otero.

While four-packs of batteries can run as much as ten dollars in other places, how about the same for a dollar. Ponchos? You might need one this weekend, but would you wear it again? Who knows? So, buy it for a dollar.

“It’s better to have it now than be sorry later on that you don’t have it because then it isn’t going to be available even if you get the money,” said Joe Serrano of Springfield.

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