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~*`US PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MESSAGE ON `HURRICANE STORM `SANDY`
OBAMA ON STORM: "IF THEY SAY "EVACUTE"..DO IT NOW!"
AP Photo: Gerry Broome. IMAGE: Hurricane Sandy is causing havoc
all over the East Coast affecting an estimated 50 million people...
By Associated Press!
As Hurricane Sandy continues to move through the East Coast,
President Obama strongly urges all residents to move quickly
and follow instructions from local and state officials.
Obama on storm: If they say evacuate, do it now
Hurricane Sandy is causing havoc all over the East Coast
affecting an estimated 50 million people.
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama delivered a sober warning
to millions in the path of Hurricane Sandy on Monday,
declaring that even though food, water and power generators
have been moved into position, "this is going to be a difficult storm"
with long-term power and transportation outages possible.
In a direct appeal to those who live in harm's way, the president said,
"Please listen to what your state and local officials are saying.
When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate.
Don't delay, don't pause, don't question the instructions
that are being given because this is a powerful storm."
The president made his remarks in the White House briefing room
eight days before the Nov. 6 election, and a few hours after
he canceled a campaign appearance in Florida to return to Washington.
He turned aside a question about the storm's impact on the campaign,
saying safety was his top priority.
The huge storm posed a threat to an estimated 50 million people
and some of the nation's most densely populated areas.
Even before a nighttime projected landfall along the mid-Atlantic Coast,
dire warnings of winds, rain and storm surges prompted officials
to close mass transit systems in New York, Boston and Washington,
as well as Connecticut's highways.
The federal bureaucracy was also shuttered.
Obama said he had spoken with the governors of all the states
likely to be affected, and he added there had been "extraordinarily
close coordination" among various levels of government.
Yet he stressed repeatedly the dangers posed by the slow-moving storm,
and said its effects would not dissipate quickly.
"The public should anticipate that there are going to be
a lot of power outages," he said.
He added, "Transportation is going to be tied up for a long time. .
We anticipate that there are going to be a lot of trees down,
a lot of water."
The president said, "We're making sure that food and water and
emergency generation are available for communities" that need them.
By Associated Press!
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