Quick Hurricane Resources

Looking for hurricane coverage, where to find shelter, or how to check in with loved ones? Here are some helpful links.


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.

Stacy Johnson

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