Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:20 GMT
On a quiet, Morristown, Vermont street, police say a neighborhood feud went too far. The owner of 80 George Street says he and the people in 75 never got along. "Ever since they moved in, they've justMore >>
We're beginning to learn more about a feud between neighbors that almost turned deadly. Four people have been arrested, two charged with attempted murder.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:36 GMT
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today. The 22 year old from Newport, Adam page pleaded not guilty to allMore >>
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:01:55 GMT
Call it death with dignity or physician assisted suicide, Monday Vermont became the first state to pass legislation, and the fourth state in total, allowing the hotly debated end of life choice. "I thankMore >>
How hospitals can develop protocols for the new law and whether or not they can in the first place.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:48:44 GMT
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the so-called "death with dignity bill" into law. But at the end of a long battle Vermonters now have a choice about ending their life given specific circumstances.More >>
There are limitations to using the new patient end of life choice.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:24:58 GMT
Last week, the Morristown Police Department investigated an intentionally set fire on George Street in Morristown, Vt.Police say the fire was set to a residence that was occupied by 4 adults and 2 childrenMore >>
Last week, the Morristown Police Department investigated an intentionally set fire on George Street in Morristown, Vt.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:00:22 GMT
The Burlington Police Department released security information for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Monday. A press release says various law enforcement from multiple agencies at the federal, state,More >>
The Burlington Police Department released security information for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon Monday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:27:55 GMT
Green Mountain Power and NRG Residential Solar Solutions have signed an agreement to pilot a central solar lease program in Rutland, Vt.A press release says the agreement includes the development ofMore >>
Green Mountain Power and NRG Residential Solar Solutions have signed an agreement to pilot a central solar lease program in Rutland, Vt.More >>
RICHMOND, Vt. -
If the storm does hit us, are you prepared? Perhaps a better question, are the stores prepared?
I checked out a couple of grocery and hardware stores to see if they're filled with the supplies we need. The store owners who I spoke with say they're all keeping a close eye on the storm, and have many of the necessities on hand, but because this storm has come on so quickly, many stores have had to put in some rush orders.
Friday, the sun was shining, the skies were blue, so for new mom, Jessica Morgan, a storm of historic proportions doesn't feel like it's in the forecast.
"It's beautiful," Morgan said.
But after living through Tropical Storm Irene, the thought of being trapped in her home without power, again, come Tuesday, has her and her sister worried about Hurricane Sandy.
"It's a little nerve wracking," Ebby Rylant said.
That's why they're stocking up, the Eastern Champlain Valley could see major wind damage, so I swung by the Richmond Market to see what items were in high demand. Water is one of them.
"On a normal Friday, I might have ordered six or seven cases so we increased it to about 50 cases," Mike Comeau said, Owner of Richmond Market and Beverage.
Lowe's has plenty of leaf blowers, chainsaws for fallen trees, batteries, flashlights, but what about generators?
I asked the Lowe's store manager, "If 50 people came in today and needed generators, would we have them?" Kevin Rycroft said, "Not at this moment."
Home Depot has sold out, but both stores have orders in place should this area be hit hard by Sandy.
"A lot of people with generators will need gas cans, sub pumps, unfortunately with a lot of rain comes a lot of flooding," Rycroft added.
Speaking of generators, the market in Richmond doesn't have one that can power the whole store.
"We could lose half of what we have," Comeau said.
So for moms like Jessica, she continues to hope for the best... "hoping that it doesn't hit, but if it does, we are as prepared as possible," Morgan said.
One other quick reminder about generators, it's important to set them up properly and give them enough ventilation, because if you don't carbon monoxide poisoning can happen.
As far as power outages, Green Mountain Power says it has additional crews on standby.
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