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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Emergency Tips, How You Can Help + Photos — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Emergency Tips, How You Can Help + Photos

Here are some of the resources and efforts being organized around Hurricane Sandy’s devastation in the New York Metropolitan region, an area with a population well over 20 million residents. There is a lot of ground to cover and clean up will take quite a while. If you have any recommendations on additional tips, post them up in the comments.

POWER OUTAGES

Con Edison’s Outage Center [NYC]
Or call customer service: 1-800-75-CONED

LIPA [Long Island Power Authority] Outage Map
Report an outage online or call 1-800-490-0075, 631-755-6900

PSE&G Outage Center Map [New Jersey]
Or call customer service: 1-800-436-PSEG

Conneticut Light & Power
Or call customer service: 1-800-286-2000


TIPS

Red Cross Shelters: Search for open shelters

Tips on generator use during a power outage from The Washington Post

7 Insurance Tips to deal with Sandy

A Handy State-by-State Guide to Hurricane Sandy from the New York Times


TRANSPORTATION

For updates on NYC Area bus, subway, bridges and tunnels – Check out the MTA’s official:
website and twitter


VOLUNTEER EFFORTS

NYC Volunteer Sign-up from the NYC Public Advocate’s office

NYC Service is organizing volunteers to help with the aftermath

Volunteer for Hurricane Sandy Shelters being organized by the Red Cross

The Lower East Side Recovers: community-powered disaster recovery is looking for volunteers

How you can help in Brooklyn with recovery efforts

NY Tech Responds: NY Tech community is mobilizing efforts

HurricaneHackers: shared space for gathering information and organizing tech+social projects. [GitHub]

WNYC has posted a list of recovery efforts across the city and New Jersey

Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers

The Huffington Post has a live blog collecting info on ways to help throughout the region

Caped Columbians – A volunteer opportunities Google Doc being organized by students of Columbia University




SURVIVAL TIPS

10 Tips to Extend Your Smartphone Battery Life – including turning down your screen brightness, turning off notifications and cellular data etc. [via Tekserve]

Check out these survival tips for those without power. Geared towards Long Island but many tips helpful to all.

Where to eat and drink in NYC post-Hurricane Sandy



PHOTOS

The Atlantic has an amazing collection of Hurricane Sandy aftermath photos

The Telegraph has a collection of the flood, wind and travel chaos around NYC.

Check out this satellite photo from the NASA Earth Observatory for just how big a storm Sandy was.

Taxi flood photo: The Atlantic

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  1. Sandy you came in fast and with a quick swoop destroyed so many lives.

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