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SD Natives See Hurricane Sandy First Hand

October 29, 2012, 5:01 PM by Peggy Moyer

SD Natives See Hurricane Sandy First Hand

We might be 1,500 miles from the eye of the storm, but Hurricane Sandy is taking its toll on the East Coast and several South Dakota natives are close to the action.

As Hurricane Sandy presses north up the East Coast, high winds and torrential rains wreak havoc on everything in its path. Mobridge South Dakota native Tyler Stenberg is an intern for Senator John Thune. He and four roommates are holed up in an apartment four blocks from Capitol Hill waiting for what's forecast to come.

"Sandy is picking up strength right now and we're looking at 95 mile per hour winds in the center so they're talking about 70 mile per hour winds and flooding here," Stenberg said.

People are bracing for what some are calling the worst storm in decades, including Sioux Falls native Brittany Ellis Schmidt.
She lives in D.C. but is currently in Jacksonville, Florida.  Friends are keeping her updated.

"There's really a feeling of mass panic almost, or there has been in the past couple of days trying to prepare for what happens if we lost power for ten days or if the water supply is cut off," Ellis Schmidt said.

Ellis Schmidt's airline has already warned her to expect her flight to be cancelled on Tuesday due to either bad weather or a loss of power.  Grocery stores started running low last night already.

"One of them went to the grocery store last night and apparently there were women fighting over milk," Ellis Schmidt said.

And that was 24 hours before Hurricane Sandy is even expected to make landfall.

Trading on Wall Street was closed Monday and will be closed again Tuesday because of Hurricane Sandy.  It will be the first time since 1888 that the New York Stock Exchange will have been closed two consecutive days because of bad weather.

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