MIDLAND -- A lot of people around Midland and Odessa have relatives and friends back in the path of Extra-Tropical Cyclone Sandy.
We caught up with a couple of them Monday, and asked how their loved ones were dealing with the historic storm.
It seems strange to be talking about record breaking storms when skies around the Permian Basin are cloud free and temperatures are just about perfect.
That's exactly what's on the mind of Midland resident Christin McCandlis, though.
"I have three cousins and two aunts in Brooklyn right now. They're right smack dab in the middle of the path," McCandlis told Big 2.
She kept in contact with her family members throughout the day to make sure they were prepared for what came ashore.
"There's nothing left on the shelves. There's no bread, actually, in my cousins neighborhood. Yeah, they're completely out of everything. But my family is pretty smart, they got prepared as much as they could and they're being as safe as they can be," McCandlis said.
McCandlis wasn't the only one worried.
Fellow Midlander Sylvia Munoz also had several friends and family members in the direct path of the storm.
While several of them live in higher elevations, safe from the high tides and flood waters, her friend returned to manhattan monday to wait out the storm.
"My main concern is her. I wish she'd stayed where it was safer. Well, her brother also lives in new york city, so i'm kind of concerned about him too," Munoz said.
Munoz says everyone she knows in New York State has dealt with storms in the past, and they're fully equipped and prepared to handle the onslaught this storm will bring.
"They have a lot of snows that take down the power. So, they're used to big storms. Believe me. They've also checked to make sure there are no limbs that are gonna fall and take down power lines or go into a house. They also take care of the elderly, they've checked on the elderly already," Munoz said.
Both Midlanders wanted to let all of their contacts in the Northeast know they are thinking about them and praying for them as this historic storm pummels the Eastern Seaboard.
Both women said their friends and relatives have stocked up on enough supplies to last them for several days, as it could take some time for the waters to recede to the point that people can leave their homes.