Hurricane Sandy


Emergency response officials across Vermont are gearing up for Hurricane Sandy's expected landfall early next week.

Vermont is well away from the coastal areas expected to bear the brunt of the storm, but officials are still recovering from last year's Tropical Storm Irene, which devastated the state.

Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn outlined some of the state's preparations for the storm.

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

WNYT Meteorologist Paul Caiano talks about the track of Hurricane Sandy, and how people should be prepared.


In Massachusetts people are preparing themselves for the storm by making sure they have the necessary emergency supplies. Bart Raser, Owner of Carr Hardware, which has locations throughout Berkshire County, says it’s a busy week with customers stopping in to pick anything they’ll need for Sandy’s arrival.


Vermont and the North Country are preparing for another mega-storm 14 months after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the region.

Vermont Emergency Management is preparing the state for any possible damage from Hurricane Sandy and spokesman Mark Bosma says they’re advising residents to be prepared. 

Mark Bosma says it’s human nature to compare this storm to Irene.

The lessons of Irene are affecting how Vermont is preparing for this oncoming storm.