HURRICANE SANDY INFORMATION
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov
Mobile site: http://m.fema.gov/
Ready.Gov (emergency preparedness information from the federal government): http://www.ready.gov/
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml
Centers for Disease Control: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/
Tips and information from the American Red Cross, NH Chapter: http://www.nhredcross.org/
State of New Hampshire Emergency Management: http://www.nh.gov/readynh/
State of New Hampshire Storm & Flood Readiness, Cleanup & Recovery: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/storm/index.htm
Power Outage Information & to Report Outages:
PSNH: http://www.psnh.com/PowerOutagesStorms/Home/Storm-Updates.aspx or 1-800-662-7764
Unitil: http://www.unitil.com/customer-configuration?loc=http%3A//www.unitil.com/outage-center/electric-outage-map or 1-800-852-3339
National Grid: https://www1.nationalgridus.com/PowerOutageMap-NH-RES or 1-800-465-1212
NH Electric Co-op: http://www.nhec.com/oms.php or 1-800-343-6432
Road Closures in NH: http://www.nh.gov/dot/511/index.htm
UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 30, 2012:
Information from FEMA:
If you have suffered damages to your property from Hurricane Sandy, you should take care to document the damages, take pictures, keep receipts, get insurance coverage information, and be ready should the State of New Hampshire and the County you live in receive a Federal Disaster Declaration. If and when a Federal Disaster Declaration is declared for individuals to apply for assistance, we will post that contact information as soon as it is available.
Further information can be found at http://www.fema.gov and http://www.nh.gov/readynh/.
The N.H. Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management issued the following tips and information for Granite Staters:
Hurricanes can be unpredictable in terms of their exact pathway, wind strength and rainfall. Everyone should monitor weather information from the National Weather Service, radio and TV broadcasts and Internet sources.
-- Clear your yard of toys, lawn furniture and other objects that could become dangerous missiles in high winds.
-- Stock up on water, non-perishable food and other supplies to be able to shelter at homes for up to three days.
-- Prepare for power outages by stockpiling flashlights and fresh batteries and a battery powered radio. If you have a generator, ensure that it is professionally installed and can be operated without causing a carbon monoxide hazard. Report outages to your electric utility.
-- If local officials order an evacuation, respond immediately.
-- Use text messaging to communicate with family and friends during a storm, rather than cell phone calls. Texts use much less bandwidth than cell phone calls and messages are more likely to get through.