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After -- we'll president Obama's already declared North Carolina disaster area and other states ordering evacuations but travel of course.
Can be a big problem Caroline Shively is live in Washington with the latest take Carolina.
-- -- -- DC is actually on the western edge of the potential hurricane track but we're still expecting high winds.
-- potentially some flooding here throughout the weekend DC government is actually handing out sandbags starting today at noon.
But each household is limited to five of those -- people to -- eastern Virginia plenty of those folks are evacuating Hampton roads.
And nor -- telling their folks to get out that includes plenty of universities out there that may -- is also ordered.
It's 27 ships that were stationed in Norfolk.
Out to safer waters and see trying that -- trying to get away from the path of our -- As you mentioned President Obama has indeed sign that emergency declaration for the state of North Carolina that gets ahead of the storm gets some planning going.
Allows FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security to do some coordinating with -- state agencies ahead of the storm getting aid to the people who are definitely going to need it.
Now power companies you were talking about outages up and down the East Coast.
A power companies are warning expects some outages -- in our area.
Says these could be for an extended period of time and you also mentioned travel.
Airlines are planning cancellations they are moving their -- Out of harm's way we are expecting hundreds potentially even thousands of cancellations American Airlines is already canceled 126.
Of its flights.
Amtrak they are also going to halts their trains south -- here in Washington.
And a major cancellation here in Washington this week and has plenty of people disappointed the MLK monument was supposed to be dedicated on Sunday up to 250000.
We're going to be here for that dedication they said the wind and rain the weather is just too awful.
So -- has been postponed indefinitely.
Back to you when was.
Last time Caroline.
Washington DC had an earthquake and -- hurricane in the same week.
It's it's awful it's not what we're used it here in DC normally we escape all this bad weather in -- -- South Boston Virginia Steve.
They've had roofs ripped off -- to have this rain this win.
It's it's going to be -- tough.
No it aren't -- nightly live from the bureau in Washington think it all right.
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