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Oh we knew this would be bad and now we're just discovering how bad -- not only the number of Americans affected up and down the East Coast it could.
Ultimately include anywhere from forty to sixty.
Million Americans is is no way.
Telling but we do know that a city right -- its fifth Philadelphia.
Is already preparing for the -- that getting -- and want to just get get you know branches down.
-- stay ahead of what could be.
A big powered -- -- already one and a half to two million.
Have lost power along the northeast -- or Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter on the phone there how are things there right now.
We have around a word -- -- the district amount of Lesotho reporter Jeremy.
Similar situation somewhat to lead to New York.
Which had significant -- All through the course of the day heavy winds and Philadelphia is in the direct path.
Parakeets and -- We've given up by our forces.
Although emergency -- is -- prior.
EMS so services as well as building inspectors streets department.
Marine unit and of course our -- emergency management partnered with this state and federal agencies.
And citizens repeated our call would have.
More than 300 -- and shelters across Philadelphia three big shelters.
And our high schools.
As well -- a number -- relocated.
On their -- with transit friendly so clearly is we're geared up and -- the -- but the citizens are also taking -- very very seriously indices.
One out there tonight.
Mayor on the you can -- that's a lot of people who heeded your warnings and advice if you didn't that's absolutely.
Go to work I don't go to work on the same was seated here in New York by -- but not across the board on.
What about tomorrow -- -- what what are you telling folks about well.
Tomorrow is -- pretty much limited -- city government has closed except for.
Personnel or essential personnel have been already identified otherwise this city is close -- -- are closed our.
-- -- that sheriff.
All shut down that mass transit -- -- For most of today all public schools broke the -- -- schools.
And our charter schools -- as well and a bunch of colleges.
And universities everyone has taken it very seriously.
Down here and our number one goes public safety and make sure that people are in good shape.
And you -- there were already here in salt from my Nokia CNG a service in a good something New Jersey does it don't expect to lose power.
Just for hours -- days it could be weeks other.
Power companies have been saying much the same and other locales I don't know about viewers -- but.
Are you bracing people for that that it -- when they do lose -- It could be for some time.
We published earlier realistic.
Certainly and honest -- -- Latin when I -- in.
Came last year there -- -- we you know we -- -- side of caution.
Panamanians sister -- folks in my big you know three days and ended up being -- -- -- -- -- cap -- one point which senate might be a week.
Without power and ended up being three -- -- Mandated in our business you -- you want to under promise and over deliver and that we have excellent utilities.
I don't hear Peco energy and certainly our gas works as well to water department there are working in concert don't have the -- Don't keep the power on but also exorcism for patients to the department -- you know those worked out there but it's dangerous.
Under these conditions trying to restore the power.
All right mayor thank you very much -- was the best or even.
In San -- we'll get through this -- on the let.
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