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President Barack Obama has cut short a trip to Florida to return to the capital as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the northeast. The hurricane is expected to combine with a blizzard and create an epic storm which could kill dozens of people.
ORLANDO, FL (Catholic Online) - Warning people that they should evacuate if asked to do so, Obama said the government was ready to help as needed.
\"The most important message that I have for the public right now is: please listen to what your state and local officials are saying,\" Obama said.
Obama's campaign even send a message to followers that they should heed the warnings of public officials and that those in the path of the storm remain in the First Family's prayers.
Hurricane Sandy has already caused severe flooding across much of the east coast and will cause more damage tonight as it finally roars ashore around nightfall.
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