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Shumlin Praises Storm Prep, Offers Help


Vermont saw some power outages and minimal damage from Hurricane Sandy.  Governor Peter Shumlin stopped at Vermont Emergency Management’s Emergency Operations Center Tuesday morning to talk about the storm and its aftermath.

The Emergency Operations Center planned to cease its Hurricane Sandy operations by mid-afternoon Tuesday since Vermont was mostly spared by the storm. Governor Peter Shumlin said he was grateful to all those who prepared for the storm.

Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott cautioned Vermonters not to let their guard down as rain and winds are still forecast.

Governor Peter Shumlin is authorizing at least two National Guard helicopters to be dispatched to help in New Jersey and he planned to talk with President Obama and neighboring governors to determine what other resources can be made available for recovery efforts.

Green Mountain Power had brought in about 250 outside line crews, some from Canada,  to help restore power.