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Vermont Governor Offers Aid to Other States in Storm


Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he and other officials are grateful the state escaped passage of Superstorm Sandy without more significant damage.

Shumlin said Tuesday the state is now willing to offer support and assistance to other states hit harder by the storm, including sending two Vermont National Guard helicopters to New Jersey. He said he also would be in contact with Gov. John Lynch in New Hampshire and Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut.

Shumlin also said he was pleased Vermont was fully prepared for the storm. He said Vermont learned its lessons from last year's Tropical Storm Irene — and he was grateful for help

from other states in its aftermath.

The state's electric utilities are still reporting just under 10,000 customers without power scattered across the state.

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