Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here's how Boston-area donations can aid victims in the most severely damaged areas.
The Boston area was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But not as hard as elsewhere. Residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not as lucky. Patch has gathered some local resources for those who want to help in relief efforts. New Jersey Volunteers in New Jersey are being coordinated through an emergency response hotline, 1-800-JERSEY-7 (1-800-537-7397). Alternate numbers, for when the hotline isn’t staffed, include 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471. Emails can be sent to Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us. New York City The New York City agency NYC Service is coordinating volunteers for various relief projects in New York City. Go to its Facebook page or email email@example.com with your name and email address…
Check out photos from Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast earlier this week. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see how Hurricane Sandy affected the Northeast.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
NSTAR anticipates having power restored to all of its Winchester customers by Thursday night.
Hundreds of NSTAR customers in Winchester are without power Wednesday morning after Hurricane Sandy paid a visit Monday afternoon. Of the 8,452 NSTAR customers in Winchester, 247 (3 percent) were experiencing power outages as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to a power outage map on the NSTAR website. NSTAR anticipates having power restored to all Winchester customers by Thursday night. Winchester hit its peak for power outages Tuesday morning with more than 10 percent of the town in darkness, according to the outage map. The total decreased from 830 to 465 customers Tuesday evening. NSTAR crews began working Monday morning in preparation for the predicted damage. Approximately 1,200 contract personnel from as faraway as Texas and the …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy knocked down a few trees while visiting in Winchester.
Winchester fared well in Tuesday's storm that reportedly killed 16 people in the U.S. and 69 in the Carribbean. The 16 deaths were reported in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, according to Fox News. Fox also said more than 7.5 million people lost power up the East coast. As of 9 a.m., 10 percent of Winchester was without power, according to NSTAR's outage map. That's 830 out of the 8,452 NSTAR customers. If you see downed electrical wires, call 911 and NSTAR at 1-800-592-2000. You can also report outages directly to NSTAR at this same number. NSTAR crews began working Tuesday morning in preparation for the predicted damage. Approximately 1,200 contract personnel from as faraway as…
Here is the latest on Hurricane Sandy for Winchester residents.
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Company urges caution for downed lines and stresses generator safety.
Monday, October 29, 2012
See the power outage map from NSTAR here. The following is a press release sent by NSTAR at 2:30 p.m.: As Hurricane Sandy began to impact Massachusetts late this morning, NSTAR crews and contractors began their response to outages across the region. The company is bracing for significant damage and power outages as the storm moves across the area. In advance of the storm’s arrival, the company opened its emergency operations center this morning and staffed its regional work centers across the state. Approximately 1,200 contract personnel from as faraway as Texas and the Midwest are assisting NSTAR’s 3,000 employees in their efforts. These crews are already hard at work and will remain at the ready as the storm progresses. NSTAR’s call …
Did you get any photos of downed trees or overflowing streets? Add photos and video from the storm to the gallery.
Winchester Patch is providing a one-stop source for local Hurricane Sandy information. We'll also provide updates throughout the duration of the storm and its aftermath. We want Patch users to contribute their photos, video, information and opinion to this community-driven article to document the storm and its effects. You can also share information with your neighbors about what businesses are open and closed, local power outages and which areas to avoid. Upload your photos by selecting the big, green "Add Photos & Videos" button at the top of the photo gallery. Check back with Winchester Patch for updates about the storm. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to join local conversations and subscribe to the free newsletter to receive breaking…
Worst part of storm for New England is expected to be from 9 a.m. through midnight Monday.
As of 5 a.m., the National Weather Service Hurricane Center has Sandy at about 385 miles south, southeast of New York City. The storm is traveling at approximately 15 mph toward the north. It is expected to turn northwest today, then turn toward the west-northwest tonight. The center of Sandy will move over the coast of the mid-atlantic states in the evening hours. According to reports, Sandy is a hybrid storm, meaning it is a huge Nor’easter with a hurricane in the middle. The storm is currently measuring 900 miles wide, making it the second largest storm on record. Hurricane force winds are expected along portions of the coast between Chincoteague Virginia and Chatham, Massachusetts. This includes the coasts of Rhode Island. Tropical-…
If Hurricane Sandy knocks out power in Winchester, one of the only connections to updates and information will be cell phones. Here are some good apps to have.
One of the best ways to stay connected if your power goes out during Hurricane Sandy is via your smartphone. Here's a list of some helpful apps to have on you smartphone as Hurricane Sandy bears down on Winchester: Ping4Alerts: This is the newly released and heavily promoted app from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Get weather updates and other vital storm-related updates from the agency that is in charge of handling storm response in the Commonwealth. Available for iOS and Android. American Red Cross: This is the number one spot to find local shelters if you need it with the Shelters app and send out information via social networks to tell your friends and family you are safe with the Huricane App (for iOS and Android). In …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Patrick is urging communities to close schools Monday and asking residents to stay off the roads, and says coastal communities may need to be evacuated.
As Hurricane Sandy barrels toward the East Coast, Gov. Deval Patrick held another press conference Sunday afternoon to update the public about Hurricane Sandy, urging residents to stay off the roads and asked communities to close schools. "Soon the entire commonwealth will feel the effects of the hurricane," Patrick said. The National Weather Service reports that New England will likely see damaging winds, major flooding and beach erosion. "To help keep the roads clear for emergency personnel and to keep people safe from flying limbs and debris or from down power lines, I am first of all requesting all schools including colleges and early education programs to close Monday, for the safety of students and employees alike," Patrick said. …