Sandy Bears Down on East Coast, President Obama Says ‘Take Storm Seriously’

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast tonight, President Obama has warned to “Take Storm Seriously”:

Coastal areas are expecting “life-threatening” flooding and word is that Sandy “could disrupt life in the Northeast for days.”

President Obama, who attended a briefing with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, called Hurricane Sandy “a big and serious storm.” He said federal officials were “making sure that we’ve got the best possible response to what is going to be a big and messy system.”

“My main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously,” the president said.

Here in coastal Massachusetts, on the mouth of the Merrimack River where I live, we are expecting the worst of the storm to hit between 12pm and 9pm. Governor Deval Patrick declared a State of Emergency and has urged schools and businesses to close tomorrow.

President Barack Obama has canceled “campaign appearances in Northern Virginia on Monday and Colorado on Tuesday so he can monitor Hurricane Sandy.”

Stay safe everyone…

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