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Brooklyn Residents Stock Up On Essentials Before Sandy Hits

Shopper: 'Not Going To Take Any Chances'
Hurricane Sandy Track (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Residents across the entire Tri-State Area and beyond are readying for the big-time effects from Hurricane Sandy.

All across the region, supermarkets, convenience stores and home fix-it stores have been selling out of some products.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports

The Pathmark supermarket in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn was buzzing early Sunday morning, as residents stocked up on some last-minute essentials ahead of the storm.

“I always freeze some water if I don’t have those little ice packs for my thermoses or those little coolers. I could always put ice in it and I could always defrost it if I run out of regular water,” one shopper told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.

“I think it’s going to be a little serious,” said a woman who had just gotten off work.

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Other shoppers took solace knowing they were not the only procrastinators.

“It’s a little sparse. It’s amazing how everybody does all this stuff in these last moments,” a man told Schuck.

Some shoppers seemed less concerned – but said they were not taking any chances.

“Just going to come in for some water, maybe some soap and pretzels or something just to hold us over if there is a blackout. Not going to take any chances,” a woman said.