Saturday, October 27, 2012
The town plans to open a respite center if there are extended power outages during or after the storm, which is expected to arrive early next week.
Whether Sandy is still a hurricane when it blows through Massachusetts early next week remains to be seen. But whatever happens, agencies, utility companies and emergency responders across the region are getting ready and making sure residents know where to turn if problems arise. Stay Up-to-Date on Needham Plans Needham officials are keeping a close eye on the storm, particularly with the special Town Meeting scheduled for Monday evening. On Friday morning, the Needham town manager posted this update on needhamma.gov: As the impact of Hurricane Sandy threatens our area, the ability to hold Town Meeting on its scheduled date of Monday, Oct. 29 becomes a concern. At this time, no change has been made in the schedule for Town Meeting to be …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
From having cash on hand to trimming back branches, there are things you can do ahead of a dangerous storm.
With Hurricane Sandy following a track that could have a major impact on New England early next week, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is recommending actions people can take to minimize the potential damage from this storm. “Early planning and preparation can be the key to your safety,” MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz said in a press release. “It is important to use your time wisely and not wait until the last minute to ensure your family’s safety.” Forecasters are saying it will be Monday, Oct. 29 before Sandy would impact New England, so you do have some time to handle these items over the weekend. Here are some examples of steps you should be taking: Also, continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
The exact path remains a mystery, but forecast models indicate the storm won't just swing out to sea as she heads north.
Is your Halloween costume waterproof? "There is a consensus forming in weather forecast models that hurricane Sandy is unlikely to go out to sea," according to The Washington Post. It gets worse. The Washington Post goes on to report that Sandy will more likely merge with a cold front and transition into a "powerhouse, possibly historic" storm that forecasters expect to make landfall anywhere from the Mid-Atlantic states to northern New England or Canada. Chris Lambert on the WHDH weather blog reports that it will still be a few days until forecasters can say where Sandy—or her "hybrid" remnants—will make landfall, but the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place that would bring a powerful storm to the the Boston area on Monday and …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Up-to-the-minute posts from the field, and the community as Irene batters the local area.
Hurricane Irene is set to soak the suburban Boston area this weekend, with devastating storm surges, high winds and a lot of rain. But while the storm rages, we've got you covered with live updates using our Cover it Live feed. Flip through for live posts, and jump in at any point to add comments of your own on what you are experiencing as the hurricane hits.