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Hanna Heads for New England

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State officials are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Hanna. The storm could very well travel up the Atlantic coast after making landfall near the Carolina's sometime Saturday morning.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has been in touch with first responders in southeastern Massachusetts, in anticipation of Hanna's arrival.

MEMA's Peter Judge says for the last few days, they've been holding conference calls with the National Weather Service, local emergency management directors, and other agencies in anticipation of the storm.

"There is potential with strong winds and some rain coming in, it doesn't look like a major event, but it's certainly one that could have some impact, as far as maybe power outages or maybe some localized flooding," says Judge.

Forecasters say the storm is expected to pass through Bristol and Plymouth Counties, before heading over Cape Cod Bay on its way out toward sea.

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