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Stocking Up For Sandy

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — People were out stocking up ahead of Hurricane Sandy Friday night.

“The store is real busy tonight compared to a normal Friday night,” said West Springfield Big Y manager Mike Blain.

Hot items like water, bread and fire wood were quickly finding their way into shopping carts.

“I’m stocking up on water, peanut butter you know salmon and tuna you know things I can make if I don’t have electricity,” said Avis Vincensi, Springfield.

“Water and things I don’t have to cook so food and things like that just make sure I’m ready,” said Louise Sterling, Agawam.

The Lowe’s Home Improvement on Boston Rd. in Springfield was packed with people preparing for the storm.

“We got propane heater, propane cartridges that can give us heat if the power goes off,” said William Huff.

Linda Desrosiers had a whole list of things. She is stocking up for her daughter who is having trouble finding stuff in New York City.

“She said you need to go shopping and get stuff because everything is running out. She got the last two packets of batteries, ” said Desrosiers.

ASG Seamless Gutters in Springfield had all their crews out Friday cleaning and replacing gutters.

“It looks like the home owners and even contractors are all kind of afraid of it so it makes us busy,” said ASG manager Armen Vartanyna.

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