The gas tanks are full, and our refrigerators are also full. Perhaps we're over-reacting a bit, but just in case, we've taken a few steps around our household to prepare for what Hurricane Sandy may bring Central New York. First, our radios are set to Lite 98.7 for information updates, next...

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I've gathered up all the items in our yard that could blow away like the chairs, the tables and the umbrella and stuffed them into the shed.


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Next, we've gathered up some candles and lighters along with the flashlights and batteries in case of a power outage.


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Extra blankets and comforters are ready in case we can't fire up the furnace due to downed power lines.


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And as I wright this article, our house is warming to 70 degrees. If we go a day without power, we should be okay. Experience shows me that it will take a few days before the house will cool to outside temperatures.

Well, I hope I've inspired you to take a few steps of your own to prepare your family for what the weather may bring us today.