Connecticut residents, power companies prepare for Saturday nor’easter

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“Look at my legs you think the ready for snow? You have shorts on, that’s awesome!”

Bare legs at the gas pump, Angelo Simoni not ready for the nor’easter.

How about Kevin Nott from Hartford?

“I ride my bike every day, every day! No I’m never ready!”

Can’t blame them. Who’s ready for a nasty dose of icy wind and rain?

The power companies.

They have been out pre-cutting trees all summer, to get ready for mother nature. At the supply yard in Hartford, crews were stocking up on wire poles and transformers, getting for Saturday morning’s blast.

Patty Hemphill is ready.

“I think you have to make sure you have flashlights. I think you have to have some food and water in the house, and make sure your cars are inside and in the garage, if you have one.”

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Angelo and Patty are filling the car with gas in case the power goes out and the pump stopped working.

This might not be a full-blown hurricane or winter blizzard, but Patty says you need to respect Mother Nature. 

“I think we have to take it seriously. Our weather has just been so erratic. We have to be prepared and have fun while it’s raining!”

And if you think about it, charge the phone, and any extra batteries you have for the phone. That way if the power goes out you can tune in to the News 8 app to keep you updated on the weather.

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