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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Eight Tennessee utility districts have sent volunteer line workers to help get the power back on in Virginia and Maryland as part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
Trent Scott of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association says 60 lineman are already in the northeast waiting in staging areas for the go-ahead to begin repairs. Nashville Electric says it’s released an additional 20 contract line crews for recovery duty.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The MTSU Poll has released its second round of results and they show a clear trend in Tennessee toward a more conservative electorate.
The Survey Group at Middle Tennessee State conducted its poll October 16 to 21 and released its initial findings this past weekend. Pollsters at the University released their second round of results early Tuesday morning.
In New York City's financial district, cars floated in a flooded subterranean basement a day after Hurricane Sandy tore across the East Coast.
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People across the New York metropolitan area confronted scenes of devastation from Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday: widespread flooding, power and transportation outages and a wind-swept fire that tore through dozens of houses in the borough of Queens.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Hurricane Sandy is playing havoc with airline flights in and out of Middle Tennessee.
Airport spokesperson Emily Richards says nearly 70 flights have been canceled for Tuesday at Nashville International. Most of those flights were headed to the northeast.
“We’re seeing cancelations to New York City, Newark, New Jersey, also Boston, Philadelphia - north of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. So those are some major hubs and we’re seeing a lot of impact at the airport.”
Air Force One arrives at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Monday. President Obama returned from campaigning to monitor the storm.
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Hurricane Sandy's on-the-ground devastation has yet to be cataloged, and how the violent storm may affect the presidential campaign with just a week to Election Day is equally uncertain.
Will President Obama's response to the disaster help or hurt his re-election prospects? Or will the campaign's new trajectory — canceled appearances, postponed early voting — ultimately benefit Republican Mitt Romney?
For Jennifer Kaye, Hurricane Sandy is a threat to her livelihood. Kaye is General Manager and Captain of the Schooner Woodwind, a family-owned business based in Annapolis, Maryland. She and her crew are riding out the storm on board a 74-foot sailboat. Kaye explains how being on the boat is key to protecting it.