Vt. Emergency Response Starts Locally

Vermont’s top emergency response officials say cities and towns are the first defense with Hurricane Sandy on the way.

Joe Flynn is the Vermont Emergency Management director.

“Responses like this all start at the local level and we have constantly communicated with towns and cities the need to exercise their basic emergency operations plan,” Flynn said. “We will be operating here we expect certainly for 24 hours, probably through Wednesday morning and then we’ll reassess at that time.”

The state is also coordinating with local fire departments and other emergency responders.

Hundreds of state workers have also been mobilized to deal with the storm, along with all state police troopers.

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