Power company officials say the best thing to do is call your local power provider if the electricity goes out, because companies don't have a way of tracking power in each home.
Experts recommend stocking up on drinking water and non-perishable food, and people living in areas that expect high winds should bring loose furniture and other items on decks indoors.
For more information on the storm and how it may impact you, visit the National Hurricane Center.
(Photo: AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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