AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says 128-thousand volunteers will knock on doors, make phone calls, and mail fliers for President Obama and other union-friendly candidates during the final days before the election.
250-thousand Ohioans are still without power and some schools are closed or delayed as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy brought high winds and snow to some parts of the state overnight. Columbus-based American Electric Power says three-thousand Central Ohio customers were without service overnight, with no word on when it would be restored.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms. Sandy is expected to be especially disastrous when it merges with a winter storm system, bringing powerful winds, rain, snow and storm surge along the Eastern Seaboard.
Before the hurricane:
— Know your surroundings and whether your home is in a flood prone area. Determine where you would go — and how you would get there — if you were ordered to evacuate