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Obama on storm: If they say evacuate, do it now

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama delivered a sober warning to millions in the path of Hurricane Sandy on Monday, declaring that even though food, water and power generators have been moved into position, "this is going to be a difficult storm" with long-term power and transportation outages possible.

In a direct appeal to those who live in harm's way, the president said, "Please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. Don't delay, don't pause, don't question the instructions that are being given because this is a powerful storm."

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