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Is santa near you?

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Albany/HV: Is santa near you?
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With presents in tow, Santa is officialy making his deliveries to one and all. But how will you know if Santa is near you? Time Warner Cable News Reporter Jessica Chen gives you several options for you to prepare.

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- It's prime time for Santa Claus, he's working his busiest night of the year, traveling around the world.

Eight reindeer guided by Rudolph, they're traveling so fast, just how can you keep track of Santa?

You can take it from this man, Jim Bakun in Orange County.

On the eve of Christmas, Bakun is broadcasting the exact whereabouts of Santa with information given by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

"When they hear Santa is coming, it just builds a thrill and excitement," said Bakun, Orange County Division of Emergency Management Coordinator.

Bakun's broadcast comes from the Orange County Emergency Management Center in Goshen. The broadcast of Santa's whereabouts can be heard throughout Orange County on Christmas Eve.

But if listening to the scanner is not your preference, you can reach for the internet.

You can talk to Santa through Google's Santa Tracker, or simply just see exactly where he is.

Liking Santa Claus' Facebook page is always an option too.

And of course, you can't forget Twitter, NORAD Santa's page is giving up-to-the minute information on his journey.

And with safety on NORAD's mind, fighter jets have also been guiding Santa along the way.

"We just want to make sure his travels are safe and secure wherever he goes, that he doesn't run into trouble with the Grinch," said Maj. Gen. Charles Luckey, Chief of Staff at NORAD.

But whichever your preference to see if Santa is near you, everyone knows, it's time to sleep before he arrives.

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