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Del. Officials Unsure if Storm Will be Direct Hit


DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Sandy, which threatens to become the first hurricane to make direct landfall on the state.

A spokesman for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency said Saturday that the latest forecast showed the storm shifting slightly to the north, meaning a potential landfall in New Jersey.

Earlier forecasts have shown the storm making a bee line for Delaware, which, until now, has been spared a direct hit from a hurricane, according to online historical hurricane track records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Regardless of the storm's path, officials say Delaware will be pelted by high winds and up to a foot of rain along the coast.

Gov. Jack Markell was expected to decide Saturday afternoon whether to issue an evacuation order.

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