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October 29, 2012

NY Gov. Cuomo calls up 1,000 from National Guard

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is calling up an additional 1,000 National Guard troops, doubling the superstorm force he called up Sunday.

Cuomo says the troops will be used to prepare for a possible historic storm surge and to content with widespread damage and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Cuomo called up 1,000 National Guard troopers Sunday.

He says the "cruel irony" is that the state is better prepared now because of last year's tropical storms.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the state is very well prepared.

Cuomo also says 4,000 more utility workers are in New York.

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