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Storm preps underway in Virginia's Northern Neck

DELTAVILLE, VA (WWBT) -

Storm preparations are underway on Virginia's coast. Deltaville is one town often hit hard by storms so emergency workers and folks in the region are preparing ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival.

Beginning Saturday afternoon, the Middlesex County Courthouse will serve as an emergency operations center. Government officials from the area will be able to respond to emergencies stemming from the hurricane.

Deltaville officials expect they'll see wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour and at least five inches of rain.

"One of the things we'll probably experience is a lot of power outages due to trees coming down," said Matt Walker, County Administrator for Middlesex County. "We'll maybe see a road being closed temporarily because a tree comes down."

The county government isn't the only one preparing for the storm.

The Mowbray family is preparing for their ninth hurricane in 30 years. The Richmond natives have had the same home through them all.

They say, they've learned each storm is different and you can only prepare so much.

"You just don't know, you can't do anything," said Ernie Mowbray. "Mother nature, that's what you're facing." 

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