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East Meadow Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

Residents said that they are getting ready for the storm.

With Sandy and her way, East Meadow residents are taking precautions to stay safe.

East Meadow Patch asked residents on Facebook what they are doing to prepare for the storm.

"We have our canned goods, snacks, full tank of gas, books and board games," Janet Den Bleyker said. "We are set!"

Kristin Pappas said that she too is fully prepared. Her electronics are fully charged, she has necessities such as milk and water and her books and games to keep her entertained are not too far behind.

She said that living in East Meadow has advantages.

"Living in mid-island East Meadow does have its pluses," she said. "In 35 years my basement has never seen rainwater."

Fran Vespoli said that she tried to buy gas on Sunday for her Monday morning commute, but came up empty-handed.

"None left in town except for the 24 cents I got before it shut off," she said. "I wasn't panicking. I just need it to get to work! My company never closes."

How are you preparing for Hurricane Sandy? Tell us in the comments below.

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paul October 29, 2012 at 02:43 AM
"Fran Vespoli said that she tried to buy gas on Sunday for her Monday morning commute, but came up empty-handed." Thats odd, most of the stations I drove by within the past 2 hours all had gas....
paul October 29, 2012 at 02:44 AM
How are you preparing for Hurricane Sandy? Just Chill'in...... We will see tomorrow.....
jessica October 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM
She's right because I tried as well at 2 different gas stations. I waited on a LONG line! Only to find the gas attendant running from car to car informing us nothin was left and the 2nd gas station ran out of regular. Don't know where you were paul but would like to know.
david l October 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Fran- I must have been at the same gas station as you. I got .05 :) and then I was told a gas delivery was not coming till the early morning and that would depend on weather conditions.
Mike Pekor October 29, 2012 at 12:30 PM
I would like to make a motion that we proclaim the first Saturday in November "Alternative Holloween Day".... So that our kids can enjoy trick or treating in decent weather!!! Please pass the idea along!!! Saty safe friends- Mike Pekor
Jan October 29, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I second that!
paul October 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
You can create a Halloween party or get together anytime you wish........
paul October 29, 2012 at 04:36 PM
The Sunoco (Bolla) Station on Hempstead Tpk and Newbridge Road has gas. They had yesterday as well.
paul October 29, 2012 at 04:43 PM
To Jessica: You stated "2nd gas station ran out of regular."... If they had another grade and you needed gas to ensure you can get around with the impending storm, why did you not get another grade? Just asking.....

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