Cleaning up yard dangers before storm blows through

Posted at 11:52 PM, Oct 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-28 23:52:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)--During his Sunday afternoon press conference, Governor Bob McDonnell warned residents about the deteriorating conditions Hurricane Sandy is bringing in the Commonwealth. 

"It's going to get a lot worse than it is right now," Governor McDonnell told those gathered at the Emergency Operations Center in Richmond.

From that position, Virginia's Emergency Management Team is monitoring flooding, wind damage, and road conditions around the state.

"The coordination is very good we just finished a briefing with the President," McDonnell said.

The state has preemptively put every state trooper on standby and over 400 National Guardsmen have been deployed.

Governor McDonnell warned residents to not just have water and flashlights prepared, but to have warm clothing as well as temperatures are expected to drop as a result of the storm.

Emergency Officials are warning residents to bring in campaign signs and Halloween decorations - fearing they may become flying debris.

Residents told CBS 6 cameras they are preparing for the storm by buying generators and supplies.

I got a generator from last year that's primed and ready to go, three cases of water,  and I got beer in the fridge," Michael Clarke said.

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