The entire northeast is getting plenty of high winds due to Sandy. We found a site that shows a 'live' charting via animation of all the wind blowing in the continental United States. It's shocking to see what a large mass of air the pressure inside Sandy is commanding - and just how widespread it is.
We're going to keep you updated every time there is a change in information or new information about Sandy as she approaches the Albany area. Please keep checking back and refreshing the page to display the latest information.
The photos flooding social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram as well as Facebook are just shocking to see. Lower Manhattan is flooding, the power is out in large parts of NYC as the city takes a beating from Sandy. Also Atlantic City and other cities along the east.
Send us your photos of Sandy wind damage, flooding, etc and we'll share them in our gallery. Include your location with the photo. You can Tweet and Instagram them using hashtag #518storm or email them to us using email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in the dark, chances are you’re looking at this on a smart phone. If you’re wondering about an outage in your neighborhood, need to report an outage, wondering how long it’ll last, and other information, then check out the map below.
Gov Cuomo has just announced that the Tappan Zee Bridge near New York City will close at 4PM today (10/29) due to the high winds associated with Sandy. If you're wondering about any possible bridge closings in the Albany area, New York State has a twitter account setup that will display information about bridges across the state. If you don't have Twitter, you can follow along here:
For Albany area residents there is a touch of a silver lining with Sandy as the National Weather Service in Albany has stated that we should see more wind rather than rain when Sandy hits late Monday and early Tuesday. Irene dumped around six inches of rain on the area but Sandy is expected to only bring between one and two inches.
With Sandy headed toward the Albany area, the Red Cross will be opening eleven shelters throughout the Albany area starting Monday, October 29, 2012. We have the list of shelters that has been announced thus far and some instructions for those seeking shelter.
Wondering where Sandy is? For some folks they only need to look out the window to find her. If you're looking for some maps and up to the minute information, we have several resources for you to find that information.
As we well know from Irene, a hurricane (or it’s remnants) can be a very damaging and dangerous weather situation. We’ve been through this recently and as a community learned plenty of lessons. Here are some tips for being prepared for Sandy as she approaches the Albany area.
If you were planning on taking the Amtrak or Megabus to New York City from the Albany area, you'll have to cancel your plans. Both have suspended service at least through Tuesday the 30th of October and perhaps longer depending on what Sandy leaves behind.
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