|Updated: 10/29/2012 5:35 pm
||Published: 10/29/2012 4:33 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - "Once you retire you don't care if you ever get home," laughed Robert Shaw who was stranded at the Little Rock Airport. Because of Sandy, he's not getting back to Rhode Island any time soon.
Same thing for Irene Hajisava who wants to get back to New York but has no clue when it'll happen.
"I'm just hoping I don't have to transfer state residence in the future," she said.
Little Rock Airport cancellations aren't the only way Sandy is impacting the natural state. At the National Weather Service in North Little Rock, for instance, they're launching two extra weather balloons per day. The balloons collect information, and when it's coupled with data collected by weather balloons in other areas, it helps predict the storm.
Finally, here's one more way Sandy's hitting Arkansas: Entergy is sending more than 200 linemen and other personnel up north to help, kind of like when clean-up crews from up north come to Arkansas to help after a tornado.
So now the only question is -- what are these stranded passengers going to do? Hajisava says she's going to go to the Clinton Library. Shaw, on the other hand, says he's not going to worry about his kids, still up north and in the path of storm. Instead, he says they're calling worried about him ... kind of.
"Well they're probably looking for their inheritance if I don't make it home," he said before bursting into another fit of laughter. "That's why they call baby, that's what it's all about."