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Hurricane Sandy leaves more than a million people without power already along the East Coast where hundreds of thousands of people have been urged to evacuate.

With more damage and flooding coming some volunteers from the Four States rush to provide aid.

It appears to be the largest Atlantic hurricane in the past 25 years and it's making landfall right now in southern New Jersey.

Tens of millions of people are in the path of the storm.

Forty four Westar Energy linemen from Kansas have headed east to be in position to help restore power.

Eastern Oklahoma Red Cross volunteers have left for Maryland and are prepared to stay for two weeks or more.

The southern Missouri region of the Red Cross has sent couple of regional response vehicles and volunteers to provide what help they can.

"We have sent 12 volunteers so far, that was before the airports closed down and that's from our southern region and we will plan on sending more Wednesday as soon as the airports are open," says Julie Stolting, the Director of Emergency Services for Southwest Missouri. 

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