Tracking Sandy: Storm Not Keeping People Inside

By Adam Chick
By Erika Mahoney

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Despite "State of Emergency" declarations and rain, a few Broome County residents were out and about Monday night on the Vestal Parkway and even a few stores were still open.

Action News caught up with some of those residents as they filled up on gas and began shutting their stores down for the night.

Reaction to the impending storm varied. Some said they were nervous while others said they feel secure.

Lee Chasse|Monro Muffler
"More worried about the people on the coast. I think we will get some wind damage up here. Other than that I don't see too much happening," said Lee Chasse of Monro Muffler.

"People have been coming in and talking about the weather and they said the most important thing they need is their booze. I mean it's a Monday, and it's been busier than a normal Monday," said Josh Enfield of Parkway Wine and Spirits.

People were also out and about along Riverside Drive in Binghamton, stocking up on supplies for the storm and in some cases even walking their dogs.

"We wanted to take them out before it got really bad because this ones afraid of the wind and the thunder so we figured we'd take them out and let them get some exercise before we hunkered down for a couple of hours," said Autumn Ziemba of Binghamton.

"We're getting some water, stocking up in case of flood. We're just trying to get as full as possible," said Jon Torres of Binghamton.

"I'm not too worried about it. I have a lot of stuff. I have a lot of water. I'm prepared for it. I made it through last years storm so I'm not too worried," said Ben Campbell of Binghamton.