State of Emergency, Storm Preparation

October 28, 2012 Updated Oct 28, 2012 at 6:23 PM EDT

By WKBW News

October 28, 2012 Updated Oct 28, 2012 at 6:23 PM EDT

NYS (WKBW) - Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the entire state, allowing resources to begin to move. State, county and local leaders have been working together to ready equipment and personnel, and take necessary steps as we get ready for Sandy's arrival.

"A lot of pre-storm preparations are being done now. The one thing I would ask for is this....the Governor has put everything in place, he's declared the emergency, all the teams have been activated... The most important thing we can ask for is common sense on behalf of the people, not traveling," said Lt. Governor Robert Duffy.

The lieutenant governor spoke from the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition headquarters today, where officials will be monitoring arear highways and travel conditions during the storm.

Even with all the attention on Sandy -- some are not buying all the hype. A few residents Eyewitness News spoke with weren't too worried about potential flooding or power outages.

"So you're not worried about any power outages or flooding or anything? 'no...but I am prepared, just in case'," said resident Gloria Masters.

"I'm hoping not, I can't predict the weather, but I don't think it's going to be the Blizzard of '77, I'll put it that way," said resident Salvatore Nicastro.

Nicastro is right -- snow is not really predicted to be a factor with Sandy.

However "Frankenstorm" already scaring some area kids, as Mayor Brown announced earlier that depending on how bad it gets, the city may have to post-pone Halloween activities on Tuesday.