Storm Sandy Web Links Here for Prep, Forecast, Your Town, Outages and More

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This is a growing list. If you have more sites I should add, please put them in a comment below.  Be safe and don’t fly a kite during the storm. For the latest on Hurricane Sandy’s effects on Connecticut, visit courant.com/sandy.

UTILITIES

The CL&P Storm Center with info on outages

The CL&P outage map

CL&P’s Twitter feed, @CTLightandPower and Facebook page at facebook.com/ctlightandpower

CL&P’s lively, 2-minute video on YouTube on what to buy in advance

The United Illuminating storm center, with outage map and more

AT&T storm site  (Texting saves network capacity over calling!)

Propane Gas Association of New England

 

STATE AND TOWN INFO

Sign up for the state’s text alerts!

Guv Malloy’s home page — declaration of emergency signed Saturday

Link here to ALL 169 CITIES AND TOWNS!!!!!!!!

Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

CT Insurance Department Storm Sandy page with tips and info

CT Department of Public Health — safe water, etc.

Connecticut’s guide to emergency preparedness

Old Saybrook scored the www.stormsandy.com url, so go there for shoreline coverage!!!!!

Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency storm page with links for officials

 

FORECAST SITES

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service

NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Lab, with images of the storm

NOAA Rainfall Forecast by day

MSNBC Storm Tracker, the 5-day wind forecast by city or ZIP code

Surfchex.com, live webcams up and down the coast

Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

TRANSIT

CT Transit alerts page

Metro North Information

Bradley Airport travel alerts

 

RETAIL

Stop & Shop store locator, with phone numbers

Big Y store locator

True Value hardware store locator

Ace Hardware Store locator

Black Bamboo Chinese restaurant

 

SHELTERS AND GENERAL INFO

United Way shelter search — call 211 or click here for locator

American Red Cross

Red Cross shelter location finder

 How mutual aid works for getting out-of-state crews to Connecticut

Why we need to invest in a ‘smart grid’ and how it works

Evaluating your water-damaged electrical appliances

The Press of Atlantic City

The Baltimore Sun

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Storm Sandy Web Links Here for Prep, Forecast, Your Town, Outages and More

  1. bill katz

    Much ado about nothing. It’s all designed to scare folks into buying things. I’ll report in on Monday.

    1. Renee

      Yeah, that’s how I USED to think, until last year. Last year, between Irene and the freak snow storm in October, my family and I were left without power, and couldn’t even buy gas, food or batteries because all retailers were out of power for days as well. It certainly was not much ado about nothing for us then, and I WILL be better prepared this time around.

      1. Bill Katz

        Renee, I don’t disagree but there is a scare built into events that compels folks to buy things. Lat year was very unique. I only did without electrical for 4 days in Hartford. The burbs were much harder hit. Since I have always included a coal burning stove in the fireplace, I had all the heat I needed. I burned a
        To of candles at night and learned to read by candle light.

  2. Bets

    I keep reading where DSS is going to deliver hot meals to seniors, but cannot find any info on that. I have my Mom homebound in Hospice with a care provider, and need some help. Thanks.

  3. Nancy D

    Hello this message is for Bets,I am a former HHA and worked for many years with hospice folks,if you need assistance please let me know where in Ct. you live,if you are not far from the waterbury, area I will be more then happy to assist your Mom and give you some relief
    Nancy D

    1. Bill Katz

      I second that need for assist. I live in Hartford. Bets, perhaps you could ask Dan to give you our emails. I have a Prius so I get good mileage and traveling would not be hard for me.

  4. Jan

    12:42 p.m., my daughter called from Branford to say a tree had fallen across a powerline, knocking out electricity on her street, but that CL&P was already there fixing the problem. She does not live in an evacation area.

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