Virginia ready for Sandy?
State braces for storm's fury
- Duration 4:39
- Date Oct 29, 2012
State braces for storm's fury
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Just in video from Virginia Beach, Virginia he can see -- rain coming down.
Horizontally at times and the winds are very strong power is the prime concern in the commonwealth of Virginia thousands already in the dark on this Monday.
You know originally booked at Virginia governor we thought we don't talk only about the election but now it's really about survival and and trying to lessen the damage -- is -- Virginia governor Bob McDonnell governor what's your biggest concern regarding.
Virginia and -- and sandy.
Warning state and Brian and it's the sustained.
Winds and rain.
And -- flooding and power outages -- that we're concerned about is going to be a four day event for coastal Virginia.
We're expecting eight to ten inches at their 'cause sustained winds of forty to fifty and now many -- -- Hurricane force and then that means power outages downed trees and that's when you get and the problems and now we got a blizzard warning for south West Virginia.
-- just cave man -- what it two feet of snow in the mountains of southwest Virginia.
As this thing turns extra tropical and we get the wraparound -- up.
It's going to be a statewide affect and we got lots of National Guard state police and others -- -- but I think our people are ready and on top of it.
Yeah and I've I've read estimates that the power companies down there in the Old -- -- estimating a million people could be without power by the time.
That sandy is all done blown through the state.
If which brings up this that there could be a millions of people who are not able to watch this program and other programs from -- because of no power.
We had a chance with a bunch of shovel ready programs a couple years ago why didn't worry about -- why -- we bury the power lines are we had a chance.
Some have been done it's an expensive transition.
Today that the power companies -- try to provide.
Service at the lower -- there's there's a move overtime to do that especially in along the coast but it but it adds to the expense for the customer.
That would have been a shovel ready project which actually -- -- -- troublesome.
Governor let's talk about your state of particular comes the election and everybody's canceled.
Because they had -- senior city.
In your state -- you sense that this didn't the campaigning in Virginia is done.
Oh -- no.
Governor Romney called me Saturday and now we discussed the situation -- I was.
Plays that they decided to cancel the event so we -- do all the preparations -- yesterday in Virginia president also canceled events today.
-- -- now they're not done there's eight days left.
This is a battleground -- expect to see the candidates back -- out of serving up and -- governor Romney -- a couple times before we're done we have to win Virginia.
Of course you're the chairman of the Republican Governors Association and it looks like it if you look at that data and looks like the Republicans are poised to pick up more statehouses.
What a priority obviously is to -- up Virginia for the president of the United States and I think based on the presidents.
-- Horrible record on jobs on spending on -- on energy on the military that are now affecting my state and a big way I think we're gonna win Virginia by a few points.
But have right now you're right Brad -- we got -- we're gonna win the North Carolina are candidates ahead by fifteen points and helping the president governor Romney down there.
We've got competitive races right now words even or margin of error and New Hampshire and Montana.
And Washington State we got a chance to win Washington State first 128 years so I'm pretty -- we're going to be over thirty governors.
-- a country that are conservative fiscally minded and that's going to be good for the country.
The ships and -- that comment from the from the debate.
Does that resonate all with your -- community.
Well it was a silly comment the United States -- -- home on the East Coast this here in Norfolk Virginia.
And do insinuate that somehow or other we need less.
Less -- said that they would go away a bad at some horses is that is ridiculous.
The 300 enough 46.
We've got under under 209 -- right now ahead in the wrong way so of course the United States -- what projects military power around the world.
Now we've got to strengthen the navy -- -- -- do it.
Barack Obama while Mitt -- will reverse the defense.
Sequestration cuts the president won't so.
We need to change I think we know who you're gonna be voting for next Tuesday -- right -- I -- got -- We know you've got a very busy day down there in Virginia and our thoughts and prayers are with Paul would have folks there and all over the coast the concern and -- function arrest two with.