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Sandy -- your path of flood death and destruction across the northeast let's go straight to Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett who joins us now on the phone.
-- an update on the situation in his home state governor thank you so much for joining us.
-- MB can you give us an update on how things are near state right now.
Sure candidate the eastern part of this state were is starting to recovery process but didn't the east west central potential western part of the state.
This storm is still located -- it's working its way north now it will go -- do you work.
So we are still watching some -- not nearly as bad as yesterday -- there was the amount of rainfall.
Particularly when -- do you work because Susquehanna River which comes down to the Harrisburg area.
That's a water base to river basin that will bring down a lot of water -- we're -- watch that very closely we think we're okay but it either Renault.
And governor from what I understand have a lot of shelters up and running including shelters that up providing help to residents of New Jersey is that right.
That's great it wouldn't security after system makes some shoulders are available we have to -- -- -- system and university's available.
They may not be need needed to be used but they've asked -- they know the Governor Christie would likely keep everybody in New Jersey.
We're just their case he can't do that.
Governor as of this morning at one point two million people without power in your state New York Governor Cuomo.
Earlier today was pretty critical of the power companies here in their response time what would you say about the folks in your state.
Well I didn't pull wolf find out -- -- power companies have been very responsive.
We've learned from the last year from the floods that we had last year.
And a a very bad snowstorm that we had last Halloween.
And -- companies learned from that that they need to communicate more so with their clients.
They're customers and they've been doing that using the -- social network.
Twitter is down robo -- they do continue to do that trade let people know.
When they may get connected again.
We urge to -- would understand with one point two million people out of service.
It would take a lot of get everybody completed and hopefully they understand that.
Governor the transit systems are being -- to a standstill certainly here in new York and and elsewhere in some of the major cities what about you'll state Philadelphia particular.
What Philadelphia except death is clothes for today in an Amtrak is not Lou Beatty thinks the airport is starting to open to some airlines.
And in Pennsylvania -- is the biggest system.
Outlets in Pennsylvania not Pittsburgh the port authority of Allegheny County they're still operating on normal schedule.
You know and setting aside the tragic part of this situation -- -- you've had a number of deaths in your state including in very saddening year old boy it treated -- -- him.
And obviously our hearts go out to that family.
What do you see is the economic impact on your state going forward they'll be a lot of rebuilding associated with that the commerce has stalled for time what do you think.
Well yeah you're right there will be every building particularly from the wind damage so far the -- daily basis.
Been very minimal compared to what we went through last year when -- and -- read -- terrible storm -- came through that was clearly in the billions.
We have to get after -- an assessment.
Really have not been able to do that we're just getting out of the -- now in the eastern part of this state we don't have any aircraft.
At this point we will do that tomorrow.
The major roads.
-- behind me even the secondary roads to be -- at this point.
So we have to make the assessment that -- they probably to the -- the week.
-- -- how financially prepared are you to go out make those repairs do you think you're gonna need to call for federal later where -- -- standing -- Well we have we've received federated had been the pre planning process were hoping that.
We will not I don't believe we're gonna be anywhere near -- problems in New York -- he faced just watching the television.
But that pre planning then it would state -- that we use to -- open it to federal government will reimburses for that.
And for those people still being affected by this storm or in the wake of big government -- -- -- giving them well.
-- those in in central Pennsylvania north central Pennsylvania.
The same advice here with these wins be careful going outside try to stay off the roads.
Remind him to watch the -- that they live in low lying areas could squeeze come up very quickly and you don't want to see flooding -- -- -- --
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