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Preparing for Hurricane Sandy: Dash for supplies

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

When it comes to storm preparedness, central Virginians know what to get.

"Batteries, we already have water, mostly food," said one shopper.

"I just bought a bunch of canned food, some drinks, batteries for my lantern," said Richmond resident, Jacob Tucker.

Tucker knows firsthand what's it's like to live in the dark.

"We didn't have power for 4 days," Tucker said.

He doesn't want a repeat of what he had to endure.

"I just had enough; I didn't have any food or anything, so this time really prepared," said Tucker.

Many people are stocking their pantries tonight. Others plan on relying on their grill.

"Veggies, garlic, and things that don't go bad," said Libbie Boice Hall.

It's been a particularly busy night for grocery stores. The Martin's grocery store on Forest Hill Ave is completely out of water for sale. It's next shipment comes in Saturday morning.

"The last time I didn't fill up and I couldn't find a gas station for miles in the city of Richmond on Jeff Davis, I had to drive 10 miles towards Chester," said one Richmond resident.

And there was also the problem of gas stations running out of gas to sell. So, if you haven't already, tomorrow morning would be a great time to get to the store, just in case things go bad.

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