Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here is how Massachusetts residents donations can aid victims in most affected areas.
While many Massachusetts residents lost power and those closer to the coast saw some flooding, the state was largely spared of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Sandy. Residents in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other coastal areas were not so lucky. Patch has gathered some local resources to point you in the right direction of some relief efforts. If you'd like to help on a more national level, organizations such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are accepting donations and volunteers. If getting in to the thick of the action is more your style volunteers in New York City and New Jersey are being coordinated by phone. To follow news from some of the most affected areas and see how local residents are faring, here are …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Central Massachusetts.
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for eastern Worcester County in Central Massachusetts in effect until 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., radar indicated an area of showers with embedded heavy downpours tracking northwest across north central massachusetts. Rainfall of up to two inches in two hours is possible with these showers, said NWS. Ponding of water and poor drainage is expected in the area. NWS cautions driving in areas where water covers the roadway, as the depth may be too great to allow the car to cross safely. "This should not be a big deal for Shrewsbury," said Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency, "as it is not particularly …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency gives its evening synopsis of Sandy.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Information courtesy of James M. Arnold, weather specialist, Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency Sandy is now inland over southern New Jersey and moving further away from us. Our weather will be calming down overnight with one possible exception…a band of thunderstorms has formed in the warm air near Nantucket and these actually show some rotation and the National Weather Service will be watching this for isolated waterspouts and/or weak tornado activity in the warm air over southeastern Massachusetts for the next hour or two.. Winds will begin to diminish from here on in, and by midnight will be in the 15 to 20 mph sustained range with possible gusts to 30 or 35 mph. Tuesday, winds will continue to be fairly strong with some …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Know where to go for Shrewsbury information.
As posted on the Shrewsbury town website: In preparation for Hurricane Sandy this weekend, the Town of Shrewsbury is encouraging residents to undertake preliminary planning relative to how their family will deal with the affects of Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, residents are encouraged to access hurricane preparedness informational links for updates of the storm and hurricane preparedness information. For updated information, visit Shrewsbury Patch.
If Hurricane Sandy knocks out power in Northborough, 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 is a list of some helpful apps to have on you smartphone as Hurricane Sandy bears down on Northborough: 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). …