With the rain expected today flooding is a concern with all the snow still on the ground.
Crews have been clearing storm drains all day and stores have been busy with people getting their homes ready.
The shelves are almost bare at Rocky's Hardware in Springfield, especially downspout extensions.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Association told Western Mass News:
Hot items being picked up are ice melt and roof rakes.
If there are storm drains near your house or in your neighborhood, IT may be a good idea to start clearing those off as well.
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