Your Reports: Hurricane Sandy

First: Be safe. Don't do anything that will put yourself or others in danger. Second: We'd love to have your help covering Sandy. Third: But don't do anything that will put yourself or others in danger.


Patch is more than a local news website. We are a community platform built for residents to use to share information and spread the news. So when it comes to a major community event like Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure you know that Patch is here for you in several ways.

But the first rule of all of this is to never do anything that would put you in danger, or anyone else in danger. Please heed all evacuation notices. .The town will be under a civil preparedness state of emergency as of noon on Monday, unless town officials decide to do it earlier.

Do not go out during the height of the storm. Also, or course, heed all road closings and other emergency orders. Do not trespass on someone else's property to get a photo. Keep in mind that people who live right on the shoreline are particularly sensitive to people taking pictures during times of emergency like this.

If in doubt, use your common sense. It's never worth getting hurt, or putting yourself or an emergency responder in danger, for the sake of a photo or video.

Having said that, you can share your photos on this article (click the upload button.)

Second, you can write about what's happening in your neighborhood, on your street, in your backyard via our Local Voices platform - just click the 'Start A Blog' button on the home page, it's always under the top four stories. Or click here.

Third, you can share information on our Facebook page and via our Twitter feed (use #ctsandy as a hashtag and your tweets will automatically go on our live storm blog that will launch Monday morning).

Fourth, call me or text me. Send me photos via text. My number is 203-200-9756.

Patch is not just for us to write about the news - it is for you as well.


And, please, stay safe.

Lux October 28, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Since power outages are inevitable having a long run time flashlight is a good idea. Lowes has a 65 hour run time flashlight for under $5.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Flashlight-Mod-Increases-Run-Time-36X/?allstep I got mine in store. I also got one at Target. You can never have too many flashlights. More: http://armageddononline.org/forums/threads/34318-Cheap-long-run-time-flashlights Or go micro solar for under $50.00. http://www.instructables.com/id/Uses-For-Dead-Car-Batteries-And-Sealed-Lead-Acid-B/?allstep Emergency Led Lighting Made Ridiculously Simple: http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Led-Lighting-Made-Ridiculously-Simple/?allstep The whole collection: http://www.instructables.com/member/luxstar/?show=INSTRUCTABLES
Pem McNerney (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Thanks! Once it's safe to go out again and the state of emergency has been lifted and roads opened, Madison residents also likely will have the option of going to the Madison Town Hall off of Duck Hole Road just north of the Hammonasset Connector, which will be on generator. It generally is a place where residents can recharge their batteries while hanging out with their neighbors from town.
Jim Williams October 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Can we all take showers in the police station too, becasue they have a town generator too?
Pem McNerney (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 01:37 PM
You and others in town are welcome to use the facilities at the gym at town campus. Other town buildings on generator are currently intended for the use of emergency personnel and are not set up as shelters. Let me know if you need directions to the town campus, the gym is on the other side of town hall from the PD.


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