(WTNH) -- A major part of getting ready for storms like Sandy is stocking up on what you need. People are flocking to stores to pick up things like flashlights, bottled water, sandbags and generators.
Keeping customers moving and the shelves stocked, especially the big three: bread, milk, and water. That's the pre-Sandy game plan at Ferraro's market.
"I'm worried to a certain degree, but I'm not going crazy and buying 15 bottles of water or anything," said Al Clark, Ferraro's shopper.
"I'm shopping to have what I need in case I can't go out again," said Mary Deleone, Ferraro's shopper. "So, you know you store up on the necessities."
From food to flashlights, the traffic has been constant at Goody's. They already sold 26 generators and they're planning to get more in on Monday.
"The trucks coming in and they're not even going on the shelves, people are taking it off the carts," said David Katz, Goody's Hardware owner. "So, it's just another day and people are a little frantic, but we're trying to keep them calm."
Where flashlights once sat, now they're lining that shelf with candles.
Also, shoppers are checking hands full of batteries and gas cans.
"You try not to get too worried about it, but you want to get ready for it anyways," said Philip Burbane, Goody's shopper.
Each customer has their own hurricane experience, knowing the strength of mother nature.
"Right here in East Haven, I watched a house fall like a house of cards and go into the Sound, that was probably the worst I ever watched," said James Davidson.
If you do snag a generator make sure you use it safely. Keep them outdoors and away from windows and doors to cut down carbon monoxide fumes. Also, let it cool down before you refill it with gas.
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