Resources for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is predicted to bring drenching rain, major storm surges (4 to 11 feet above ground level from Maryland to Rhode Island) and winds that could hit 80 mph along the east and northeast parts of the U.S.

Remember … 9 out of 10 hurricane deaths are due to storm surge so please pay attention to evacuation orders. is reporting the hurricane force winds may continue across multiple states for about 36 hours and the intensity of this massive storm is causing great concern. Plus you compound Sandy with two winter storms heading east and merging in with this tropical activity … thus you have the “Perfect Storm” (or “Frankenstorm” as NOAA forecaster Jim Cisco first labeled it).

Some suggested tips from…


  • Needs to complete preparations by sunset Sunday
  • Needs to be prepared for extended period without power (we’ve heard up to 10 days or more)


  • Follow orders from local officials and know if you need to evacuate due to coastal flood threat
  • Prepare your home/property for frequent hurricane gusts and flooding


  • Prepare your home/property for occasional hurricane gusts
  • Know if you are in an area prone to flooding from rainfall
  • Beware of the potential of lakeshore flooding on the southern end of the Great Lakes as far west as Chicago

Also download some FREE topics from our IT’S A DISASTER! book about Evacuations, Flooding, Hurricanes and more … or download a 57-pg mini ebook in PDF at with Emergency Plan Checklists (including tips for pets and livestock), suggestions about assembling Home, Car or Office kits and more. And please share this post and PDFs with others.

Also visit your City or County web site to find a link to your Emergency Management, Emergency Services or Homeland Security office to stay current on latest updates. Some local and state offices offer text alerts or have Twitter accounts so you and your loved ones can stay current on warnings.

If you can’t find your local EM site, the following state offices along the east coast all had safety information about Hurricane Sandy as of Sunday 9am PDT 28-Oct-2012. Obviously other states not listed here have helpful data too and a complete list of State and Territorial Emergency Management agencies can be found on

Delaware Emergency Management Agency
(302) 659-3362 or Tollfree 1-877-SAY-DEMA
Hurricane Sandy Hotline – (800) 464-4357

District of Columbia Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA)
(202) 727-6161 FB

Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
(860) 256-0800 or Tollfree 1-800-397-8876 FB
Hurricane Sandy News & Information

Maine Emergency Management Agency
(207) 624-4400 and

Maryland Emergency Management Agency
(410) 517-3600 or Tollfree 1-877-MEMA-USA FB

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
(508) 820-2000 FB

New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management
(603) 271-2231 ReadyNH

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
(609) 963-6900 FB

New York State Emergency Management Office
(518) 292-2200
New York City OEM FB

North Carolina Emergency Management
(919) 733-3825 Ready NC FB

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
(717) 651-2001 and FB

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
(401) 946-9996

Vermont Emergency Management
(802) 244-8721 FB

Virginia Dept of Emergency Management
(804) 897-6500 FB

Additional Resources:

National Hurricane Center Hurricanes pg

Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Hurricane pg

FEMA’s mobi page  or free app

American Red Cross

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