With Irene and Snowtober In Mind, Millions To Prep For Sandy

By Grace Muller, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
October 29, 2012; 3:28 AM
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With Irene and Snowtober In Mind, Millions To Prep For Sandy

Last year's flooding by Irene and "Snowtober" power outages have people in the Northeast gun-shy for problems from Hurricane Sandy.

Storified by Accu Weather · Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:12:43

Last year's flooding by Irene and "Snowtober" power outages have people in the Northeast gun-shy for problems from Hurricane Sandy. Though Sandy's impacts are a few days away for the Northeast, people are beginning to prepare for the storm.

Depending on the exact track of the storm, there could be a broad corridor of power outages early next week, including the NYC and Boston metro areas. Flooding rains and damaging winds will be major affects from the storm.  A storm surge of 5 to 10 feet is possible to the northeast of the storm's center.
Batten down the hatches East Coast USA. Here comes Sandy. Water ✔ batteries ✔ pets inside ✔ power surge on the computers ✔ How do U prep?Cindy Ratzlaff
Cue the Bread and Milk Hustle! #SandyMartha Spencer
Sandy is coming. Everyone have TP, milk, bread, and water??Tammy
Phew! after 1.5 hrs finally found portable generator for our new home, Most stores SOLD OUT already. #Frankenstorm is ruining my schedule!The Virtual Marketer
Craziness has already started....a friend went to Home Depot to get a generator and they're sold out. Lowe's too.Food next.Jennifer
Ok #sandy, I'm prepped. Water, can goods, generator & wine. Just please let me get through my shopping trip tomorrow and we're good!Frazier Germon
@pictureboston karosene lamps, machete, fireman's ax, space heater, and a 5000watt generator....#BringOnTheDrizzle http://pic.twitter.com/RTnXrkh9Kevin Wiles, Jr
Last year on October 29th- "Snowtober" (although down here it was just a glancing blow.) This October 29th? Hurricane. I love Mother Nature.Ryan Horne
hurricane sandy shopping list: milk, bread, toilet paper, Ben and Jerrys, Black Box Shiraz...and I guess bagel bites for the kidsKendra Littleton
What is it with NJ and Halloween Weather? Last year, Snowtober. This year, Frankenstorm??BarbWired in NJ
Preparations Begin For Sandy Along the East CoastBrightcove

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