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List of Albany Area + Capital Region Shelters for Sandy

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. 

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Sandy from Space
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Track Hurricane Sandy in Real Time

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. 

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

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. 

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Amtrak, Megabus, and Other Delays + Cancelations Due to Sandy

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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New Yorkers Brace For Inclement Weather As Sandy Approaches
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Essential Apps You Can Use For Vital Hurricane Sandy Information – Tech Talk Extra

Please be safe during this storm!  We're here for you at 'GNA, by the way, with continuing updates on the air, here on our website, and through our free RadioPup app. But there are a couple of other apps that are crucial to have

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Hurricane Sandy Strengthens
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Are Your Prepared For Frankenstorm? [POLL]

There's been a lot of talk about a monster storm hitting the Northeast around Halloween. While some people are serious about the threat, others think it's just hysteria.

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Frankenstorm for Halloween? Could the Albany Area See a Hurricane?

We reported yesterday that we could see a hurricane hit a cold front and merge with a Nor'easter thus producing a snowy hurricane. Good news - doesn't look like we'll be getting any snow. Bad news - it looks like we could see a great deal of rain and wind. We have the updated details and with Irene fresh on our minds, we're not looking forward to this storm.

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Snor’eastercane: Could Albany See a Hurricane + Nor’easter for Halloween?

So how does this happen? Bascially the hurricane comes up the coast and merges with a potent Arctic cold front over near the Great Lakes and then BAM - several inches of show with perhaps tropical storm winds. There could also be flooding along the coast of NYC and New England. In short, if this happens we will have a huge mess on our hands. 

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An Indian Summer Warm Up May Be On The Way

One last blast of warm weather could be in store for us in the Northeast and Capital Region if the current forecast holds up.

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Photo by NOAA Photo Library/Getty Images
Photo by NOAA Photo Library/Getty Images
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Tornado Watch In Effect

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area until 10 p.m. tonight.

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Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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Strong Storms Expected In Our Area

Looks like we may have some some nasty storms hitting our area this afternoon and evening.  The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a potentially significant damaging wind event across much of our listening area for later today.

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Chris Hendrickson, Getty Images
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Scientists Find Disturbing Link Between Drought and Suicide

There appears to be a creepy correlation between extended periods of drought and high rates of suicide.

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