ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (October 25, 2012)--President Barack Obama got a briefing Thursday on Hurricane Sandy and the White House urged people in the storm's path to listen to local officials and monitor weather reports.
The White House said the president was briefed on the storm late Wednesday and again Thursday morning.
Spokesman Jay Carney said federal emergency management officials have been working with local officials to prepare.
Carney says those who live along the Eastern Seaboard should monitor weather reports and listen to local officials in the days ahead.
Obama will continue to receive updates on the storm.
The hurricane is currently a Category 2 storm, bringing heavy rain and wind to the Caribbean.
It could affect a large swath of the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic early next week.