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.
During and after Sandy hits the Albany area and the Capital Region, roads may close for various reasons including flooding, downed wires, and other emergencies. Bridges may also be closed due to high wings, flooding, large debris in the water, and other hazards. We have a map from 511 NY which has official information regarding roads and bridges. Check out the map before heading out - but try to keep travel at a minimum!
As Sandy approaches, we'll be keeping our Twitter account updated and we will also be closely following several other key people and organizations on Twitter. Here's a list of who you should also follow along with.
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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