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Power outages expected

Plan for gusts up to 57 mph

Red Cross workers organize Hurricane Sandy responses during a meeting at American Red Cross headquarters in Albany on Sunday, October 28, 2012.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Red Cross workers organize Hurricane Sandy responses during a meeting at American Red Cross headquarters in Albany on Sunday, October 28, 2012.
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As Hurricane Sandy nears the coast, emergency management officials are gearing up for more downed power lines than soaked basements. The National Weather Service of Albany reported Sunday evening that high winds will most likely cause more problems than rain. “It’s not going to be pretty,” said meteorologist Evan Heller, describing what the predicted 34-mph sustained winds and 57-mph gusts would likely do to power lines and dead trees across the Capital Region. He said ...

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clandolfo
October 29, 2012
10:09 a.m.

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I took the poll "are you making preparations for the Frankenstorm " and 46% said no. I'm a bit surprised by that percentage. Its inevitable, we will loose power in our region. All it takes is making sure you have batteries, flashlights, candles, ice, and a way to cook without a stove. Might want to consider it, it sure cant hurt.

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