Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley talks with WAMU's Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey about storm preparations, emergency evacuations how long people should expect the power to be out from Hurricane Sandy.
O'Malley called Sandy a "killer storm," noting that it's expected to hammer the D.C. region with heavy rains and high winds for 24 to 36 hours. Maryland National Guard resources have been deployed to the coast and will be on hand at shelters throughout the state, the governor said.
State officials are warning residents to prepare for extended power outages as a result of the storm. Listen to the full interview.