Trees down, at least 34,000 folks without power in Delaware
Reaction from Gov. Jack Markell
- Duration 3:01
- Date Oct 30, 2012
Reaction from Gov. Jack Markell
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Can't sandy has moved to the west but the flooding threat.
Is not over for parts of the coast in Delaware officials are warning another tide cycle today could mean more flooding this afternoon.
Road closures and power outages also widespread across the strait -- state of driving ban has just been eased but many roads are simply impassable.
Because of downed trees joining us now by phone Delaware's governor Jack mark -- governor good morning.
Court you had issued a statewide driving ban that has been eased somewhat correct.
Right you know we've got a lot of -- roads we've had about forty some thousand people out of power all of the utilities are already making progress getting that down.
We did -- -- pretty strict driving ban in place that has been.
Were released some people shouldn't be joy riding but they can go to work -- the like but.
I think what we look at it you know at this particularly compared to -- -- we were spared the worst of it.
I know that you ordered about 50000 people to evacuate the low lying areas of your state did they comply.
You know we're really are grateful -- so many people complies.
-- with the mandatory evacuation as well the driving restrictions.
I think those two factors combined with the fact that you know we we.
Were spared the worst.
Has led us to be in better shape -- now we had expected and we're -- -- -- and other states.
What is the biggest problem at this point for instance -- one is -- that's one of your major coastal highways is it passable.
I know -- -- -- Dewey beach and that's the beach is closed has been now for two days you know I think the biggest thing I'm concerned about it is.
Power outages as well -- -- continue to impasse -- we got about ninety flooded areas but the state.
But unfortunately got a great to emergency response community they're doing a great job.
Your fellow neighboring governor Chris Christie sounded pretty glum today when he addressed the cameras I mean.
He's normally not a Qaeda to hide his emotions but it but he sounded.
Well -- pretty whipped.
Well you know orbited it wouldn't you know when you look at some of the things -- they're going through a New Jersey just -- our hearts go out to them and you know -- The Phillies who lost loved ones and so all the shelves are helping amidst there are still people here without power but we're gonna work -- -- -- -- we just partially -- -- -- -- -- And you said the good news is the power crews are are already at work and and you may get power back there in Delaware fairly quickly now.
Well we hope -- been warning people without power could be out for a little -- more don't have an estimate -- I expect to have that two -- first thing in the morning.
But I know they're working.
Other than with the flooding have you seen signs of significant devastation I mean highways that have been washed away or.
Bridges that have been taken out you know things that are going to infrastructure that's gonna take a long time to repair.
You know -- -- -- coastal communities are still cut off well we have some most of these -- gets flooded they get what apparently this time and so there's going to be work.
To do -- sure.
Governor Jack mark -- -- governor of Delaware we know you've got a lot to do we appreciate you taking --