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NC man in NYC braces for Sandy

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (WECT) –Millions of people in New York are dealing with the impact of Tropical Storm Sandy.

Monday night, WECT.com spoke with a North Carolina native who lives near the Soho area of New York City. Uriah Ferruccio said his neighborhood looked like a ghost town Monday.

"It felt like they were filming some sort of post apocalyptic movie," he said. "I've never seen the downtown this empty before. We were taking pictures in the middle of the street earlier because it was the only time ever, that I could think of, that you could stand in the middle of the street and look down four or five blocks and see nobody."

He said storms don't typically slow the busy pace of living in NYC, but Ferruccio said Sandy is not a typical storm. Sitting in his room in a six-story building, Uriah explained what he saw when the power went out.

"Three guys just jacked a car," he said. "Some people with flashlights chased them off."

Despite witnessing a robbery from his window, Ferruccio said he believes police, fire and emergency crews have the situation under control.

"You don't go a couple minutes without seeing police officers," Ferruccio said.

He mentioned that his neighbors asked him for advice about preparing for hurricanes. Ferruccio compared their level of anxiety to that of people in North Carolina hearing about snow.

"You don't know what to do with yourself, so you stick your head in the sand," he said.

Ferruccio made sure that he and the rest of his friends and neighbors were ready with their heads out of the sand.

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