Tracking Hurricane Sandy as it Approaches NYC (Sat., Oct. 27)

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2012 10 27 sandy

Updated Sat. at 7:45 p.m.

Here are some resources for following Hurricane Sandy as it approaches New York City.

(Additional locations will also be affected by the hurricane and the accompanying “Frankenstorm,” of course. But I’ll be focusing on the metropolitan area since I’m here in uptown NYC.)

The latest:

Maps

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WNYC.org has a helpful map, above, that shows NYC evacuation zones. (You can also access the map directly via this link.)

The Times has an interactive map showing the storm’s potential path.

The Associated Press has also put together a good interactive map (featured at the top of this post).

Local and federal government Web sites

Some local and federal government Web sites worth bookmarking:

  • NYC.gov — Official New York City site
  • MTA.info — New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • FEMA.gov — Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Weather.gov — National Weather Service
  • Other sites and blogs

    • The Huffington Post has a liveblog.
    • The New York Times‘s Lede Blog has been providing updates.

    Disaster preparedness

    The Weather Channel has suggestions for a disaster supply kit.

    And WNYC.org has suggestions for an “urban survival kit.”

    Twitter accounts and hashtags to follow

    Some Twitter accounts and hashtags you might want to follow:

    Hashtags:

    Note: I’ll be posting more developments as they arise.

    In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter: @newley.