Cots were ready, but empty in Rutland Monday evening. As power has stayed on in most areas of Rutland County only three people have shown up at the Red Cross Shelter.
"It's a very personal decision whether to leave or stay. We have nice clean place to stay -- if you have medial equipment need power definitely seek shelter somewhere," says John McKenna of the American Red Cross.
By 8 P.M. lights roads in Rutland were all but abandonded, but only a few power outages required the attention of line crews.
"Right now there's nothing. It's I think it's slower than we had anticipated," says Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras.
While power is still on and roads are still open -- at least for now -- around the city it seems people are still taking precautions.
"At this point safety is our biggest concern after all we went thru last year. Really safety of the people you love is the most important," says Laura McClure of Rutland.
Laura McClure remembers when Irene nearly washed her street away and she had to go to a shelter then because she wasn't prepared. This time she says, it's different.
"I've gone out and bought non perishables. Foods that won't go bad and have a long shelf life," she says.
But, Sandy is not done with Rutland and officials are still operating in a state of emergency until further notice.
"We just keep our fingers crossed that what we see out there now will continue, but really the truth is we're gonna get significant winds overnight," says Mayor Louras.
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