LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - About 100 Entergy Arkansas workers are heading to the East Coast in advance of a hurricane that forecasters fear could leave millions without power.
Entergy says 60 linemen from Arkansas are among 305 linemen from its companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas who left Saturday. Entergy Arkansas is also sending at least 30 contractors to the region where Hurricane Sandy is expected.
Forecasters say the hurricane could rival the worst East Coast storm on record.
Hurricane Sandy - upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it weakened to a tropical storm - was barreling north from the Caribbean and is expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast. It then could hit two winter weather systems - creating a hybrid monster storm as it moves inland.
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