Sandy Duration May Cause Most Problems

West Virginia Homeland Security and Emergency Services Director Jimmy Gianato says most state residents are in line for one of three scenarios in connection with Hurricane Sandy.

“Significant snowfall in the mountains, flooding potential in the eastern panhandle and the high winds that could cause major power outages,” Gianato said.

Monday marked four months since the June 29th derecho storm that left West Virginia with electricity problems for two weeks. Gianato hopes recovery work after the derecho will help with this storm.

“We’re hopeful the work has helped to improve the infrastructure. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and working with the power companies,’ Gianato said.

The duration of the storm may also prove to be an issue.

“It’s going to last for two or three days,” Gianato said. “It could be a couple of days before even utility crews can start to work on restoring the power. We have to prepared to take care of ourselves and deal with what comes up.”





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