There’s still a lot of recovering to do from Hurricane Sandy, and it looks like we may be getting a substantial storm on Wednesday as well. Thanks to local news websites, email alerts and tirelessly updated Facebook pages, it’s possible to stay up-to-date – even in an emergency. Here’s a list I’ve compiled of the best post-storm resources:
The Parsippany Police are amazingly vigilant about their Facebook page and Twitter feed. Throughout the storm, they were providing detailed information about road closures and hazards and now that it’s over, they’re sharing all the best local info on gas, roads and recovery efforts. Follow them on Facebook Twitter. I also recommend signing up for their email alerts. Every night since the storm, they’ve been compiling all of the day’s important news in one email so you can get ready for the next day.
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is offering amazing county-wide coverage. If you need anything from a place to charge your phone or a shelter which takes pets, too, this is the source. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
The Morristown, Parsippany and Montville Patch websites offer great local coverage by dedicated editors who eat, sleep and breathe their towns! Their Facebook updates are always up-to-date and informative. Click for Morristown, Parsippany or Montville.
Governor Christie maintains an active Twitter feed and, since the storm, it’s been a real resource for statewide news.
If you’re hunting for gas, I recommend joining Where to Find Gas in Northern NJ on Facebook. If you have a smartphone, you can get the latest gas news from your fellow North Jersey residents while you’re in the car and ready to go gas up! You can also post your own tips to help your neighbors!
I hope this helps all of you stay safe, warm and informed in these difficult post-Sandy days. If there’s anything at all I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.