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Prepping for Hurricane Sandy
State EMA is getting ready for Sandy’s remnants to slam in Ohio
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Karen Kasler
 
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Forecasters say wind gusts of up to 60 miles an hour could down trees and cause other damage in Ohio as Hurricane Sandy moves in. And Ohioans in low-lying areas and around Lake Erie are being warned to be ready.  
Tamara McBride with the state emergency management agency says the office has been in contact with local EMAs throughout the state.

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We could have flooding. We could have power outages. There’s certainly some indication that there is going to be some sort of impact, we just don’t know how severe. We are working without state partners, just making sure everyone is standing ready and leaning forward so if anything does strike Ohio, we would be ready out the gate.

On top of the high winds and rain, forecasters say some Ohioans likely will see the season’s first snow Tuesday. McBride is urging Ohioans to get ready now for power outages and strong winds like they experienced after Hurricane Ike in 2008.

 
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