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Vt., still recovering from Irene, braces for Sandy

Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont Emergency Management officials are warning people across the state to prepare for the possible arrival of what is now Hurricane Sandy churning up the East Coast.

The exact course of Sandy is unknown, but forecasters say it could collide early next week with a winter storm moving east across the continent. The brunt of the storm is expected to hit the New York-New Jersey area Tuesday, but its effects could be felt through much of next week.

Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn says officials are following the course of the storm and preparing for a worst-case scenario.

Sandy's approach to Vermont comes less than 14 months after the state was pummeled by Tropical Storm Irene, the most significant natural disaster to hit the state in almost a century.