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By now, you've probably stocked up on bottled water, batteries, and TP — and in typical D.C. style, your local grocery store is probably looking a little post-apocalyptic at this point. Not to worry: Our shopping list goes beyond the basics, extending to those little luxuries you need to pass the time in complete comfort.
Even better? You can pick up every last one of these must-have items right here in town. Whether Sandy packs a wet wallop or something much worse, you'll want to feel cozy, healthy, and prepared — click through to see what made our Mother Nature-approved packing list.
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