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There are many places to get up-to-date information on the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Here are a handful for those with Internet access…
- Ready.gov has a list of what to do before, during, and after hurricanes. One of their tips: “Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).”
- The American Red Cross has a “Safe and Well” registry, which people can use to let family know they’re OK, or which concerned people can use to check on loved ones. It’s all self-reported, however, so someone not reporting doesn’t necessarily mean anything bad.
- The Wall Street Journal and New York Times dropped their pay walls to provide full access to their Sandy coverage to nonsubscribers.
- The Google Crisis Center Map shows the weather, shelter locations, storm surge, power outages, and public alerts.
Stay safe. Even if the storm has passed, there’s still a lot of dangerous flooding, downed power lines, damaged structures, and poorly lit areas.