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Area residents stock up on supplies in preparation for Hurricane Sandy

By HILARY LANE

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Some area residents were at Price Chopper in north Utica on Monday stocking up on last minute supplies in anticipation for Hurricane Sandy.

Many shoppers said they weren't buying anything they normally wouldn't purchase, but were simply buying extra quantities to make sure they are prepared in the eventuality of a power outage.

"Bread, milk, veggies. nothing that would go too bad if the power went out or anything along those lines," said Jerry Vitiello, who was shopping at Price Chopper.

"They say the storm is coming. We are on a pump, so we have to have water in the house and my daughters drink a lot of water anyway," said Greg Chandler, who was also shopping at Price Chopper.

Officials are urging all residents to be prepared and Governor Andrew Cuomo's office is advising New York State residents to make sure they have water, food, and clean air if an emergency happens. Each family or individual's emergency preparedness kit should be customized to meet their specific needs, such as medications and infant formula.

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