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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday declared a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Irene, which could hit Virginia's coast this weekend.
"At this time, I encourage all Virginians to gather items they may need this weekend in case of power outages and disruptions in public services and to make sure their family members and friends are also prepared for this storm," said Mr. McDonnnell, a Republican. "In conjunction with our federal, state and local partners we are monitoring Irene closely, and we will issue further statements and orders as necessary in accordance with the final projected path of the hurricane. At this time, 48 hours before any possible impact of Irene, it is imperative that, in an abundance of caution, all Virginians, state agencies and localities prepare for this storm."