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-- right now in the swirling -- a perfect storm hurricane -- making its way from the Caribbean to America's East Coast and why are we calling this potentially.
A perfect storm wants -- sends me an Arctic blast as it reaches in northeast paying the region on Halloween with the potential for strong combination.
I have high winds heavy rain.
And storm surges -- -- -- nine storm related deaths are reported in the Caribbean this morning that includes Cuba and Haiti.
Florida already getting battered is seeing these outer bands -- strong winds and thunderstorms and some of the crashing ways that you're seeing on your screen.
A tropical storm warnings remain in effect in the state of Florida just a preview of what other states can expect.
As a hurricane moves at the eastern seaboard joining us now on the phone.
Bob Steele Danner is in Virginia emergency management communications director and Bob what is this thing look like TO.
Well you know we're obviously watching this storm pretty closely.
You know we don't know the exact landfall going to be -- for us it doesn't really matter we're gonna get some significant impact Virginia.
Especially along -- coast but even into our -- were looking at high winds out that way and potential -- That's an important point -- you say it really doesn't matter where the direct hit is.
You expect there to be a lot of things to worry about regardless of that I had to correct.
Yeah we're looking at you know heavy seas along the coast we're looking at storm surge.
We might end up looking at whether folks and some of the low lying areas would have to evacuate.
We're looking at heavy rain.
We're looking at sustained -- when this very easily have a strong winds that we're looking at that power outages that could last for several days.
And we're looking at strong winds and even out into the mountains part of Virginia.
And some potential snow in the southwest part of Virginia from us so we're really looking at wide impact from this storm.
A little bit of everything it sounds like -- from -- to winds to arrange all of that what's the number one thing people need to have.
Well this is a good time for for folks get ready to make sure that they have their emergency supplies.
You know we're looking at potential for them to be without power for several days so they want to make sure that that they have bottled water.
They have food.
They -- that they don't need to -- -- they don't need and there are perjury or so this is something they -- you know they get kind of got to get this.
And especially if they have generator.
They need to have fuel ready to go and make sure they test their generate make -- works.
Now that's a good to have you expect evacuations Bob.
Well I don't think we're looking at -- large scale evacuation but typically with these types of storms from the low lying areas that normally flood with these types of storms.
They can expect to get some some flooding so I know the local officials are going to be looking at that and seeing certain areas you know neighborhoods that are near streams and -- that might have to evacuate.
That's something they're going to be focused and on.
Some great -- rest today great information -- and look forward to talking -- more.
As we continue to watch sandy and her move towards the East Coast Bob thank you very much.
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