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Armonk Residents Stock-up on Essentials for Irene

ARMONK, N.Y.- Swarms of North Castle residents made a last minute rush to grocery stores Saturday afternoon in preparation for the approaching storm.

Mark Edwards was at the A&P in Armonk picking up some essentials to last he and his family until the storms end.

“It’s busier than normal and they’ve run out of bread, milk, water and things like that,” said Edwards after loading his groceries into his car.”

Fortunately for Edwards flooding is the least of his concerns, even with the high levels of rainfall expected to hit the area, but the trees on his property worry him just a little.

“We live on a big hill so, luckily, flooding won’t be an issue for us,” Edward said. “I’ve got a lot of trees on my land so if there’s any amount of wind I should be worried, but we’re prepared.”

Tom Roth, an owner of Roth Nurseries in Armonk, was also doing some last minute shopping in preparation for Irene. He’s thinks it’s important for people not to panic this weekend.

“It’s the busiest we’ve seen it in a long time and it looks like everyone is stocking up,” Roth. “You just have to be prepared, you can’t panic.”

Earlier in the week Armonk Hardware store employees said they saw a spike in battery sales along with generators, extension cords, ladders and flashlights.

The National Weather Service continues its Hurricane Warning, Flood Watch, and Hazardous Weather Outlook throughout the weekend with tropical storm conditions warnings through Sunday in much of the northeast.

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