High wind warning for the region

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) “We watch the weather obsessively so we've been preparing for this for several days already,” said Dorothy Schnure of Green Mountain Power.

Schnure tells WCAX they are geared up and ready.

“We're preparing for very severe wind event,” said Schnure.

Sunday’s storm is expected to bring power outages throughout the state and GMP called extra crews.

“We've got an army of people ready to respond to get people back on as quickly as possible,” said Schnure.

The potential damaging winds are expected to blow through our region at close to hurricane strength in some spots.

“The wind in addition to taking off the tree limbs could uproot some trees as well especially where the strongest winds happen,” said Andy Nash of the National Weather Service.

Vermont Emergency Management is warning to watch for downed lines if you're clearing debris and never touch a power-line. Also, if you're power is out, don't use a generator indoors.

“Our top priority is that people are safe so we want people to be aware of the storm,” said Schnure.

Some ways you at home can get ready for the storm are to make sure your cell phone is fully charged so you can call and report any power outages immediately.