CAMBRIDGE, Md.- With Hurricane Sandy approaching the region, Dorchester County Emergency Management Planner Stephen Garvin says he has been through this before with storm's Isabel and Irene.
"It's always concerning when it comes to tidal surge," he said. "We had Isabel that was a tropical storm and most of the damage was done from storm surge."
Garvin recommends preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best.
"Now is the time to make sure you have fresh batteries, a radio that is hand-cranked or battery operated to listen to weather reports, if the power goes out you will need a flashlight," Garvin said.
Some hot items are batteries, flashlights and especially water, and you better hurry because they have been flying off the shelves.
"The sooner everybody can get out the better. Supplies I know for all your grocery stores will go fast, with the last hurricane by the day of and last minute there is nothing left so the sooner you can get out the better," said ACE Hardware General Manager Shaun Bounds.
Bounds' team is working overtime to help people stock up on what they need. He said, "The biggest things are your "D" batteries, "AA" batteries, flashlights,cases of water, tape, and we will have sump pumps to pump water out afterwards. Around here it doesn't take much for water to build up."
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