Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy
2:49 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Authorities Urge People To Wait Out Storm At Home

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno leads a briefing on Hurricane Sandy Monday
Credit WAMC

The  Pioneer  Valley of western Massachusetts is being buffeted by powerful winds from Hurricane Sandy.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has the latest on the storm’s impact.

Weather forecasts say this area can expect sustained winds of 30 to 40 miles per  hour, with gusts to 60 miles per hour. The winds began to intensify in Springfield shortly after noon.  Bob Hassett, the Director of Emergency Preparedness for the city of Springfield warned this would not be a quick moving storm.

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Capital District News
2:26 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Albany Mayor Jennings Sets Up "Command Center" To Deal with Sandy

 WAMC's Jake Sorgen spoke with Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings about his "Command Center" and preparations he's made to deal with the damaging winds and widespread power outages expected tonight. 

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WAMC News
2:09 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Red Cross Shelters

Here is the latest list of Red Cross Shelters in the listening area:

Rutland, VT -- As of 7:00 p.m. tonight, the Leahy Center at the Rutland Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT will be open.  This is a Red Cross operated shelter.

Wilmington, VT -- As of 4pm this afternoon, Twin Valley High School, 1 School Street, Wilmington, VT, has opened as a shelter.  This is a Red Cross operated shelter.

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Capital District News
1:50 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Rensselaer County Executive Jimino Discusses Sandy's Impact

Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino

County Executive Kathleen Jimino of Rensselaer spoke with WAMC's Jake Sorgen about her preparations and expectations for the durations of the storm. 

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WAMC News
1:27 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Central Hudson Gas and Electric - Sandy Update

John Masergian, spokesman for Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company spoke with our David Guistina about their Hurricane Sandy preparations...

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WAMC News
1:13 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Western Massachusetts Electric - Sandy Update

Speaking with our David Guistina Western Massachusetts Electric Spokesman Frank Poirot, says the hilltowns are already feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy...

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New York News
1:07 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Cuomo Briefs NYers on Storm Prep

Governor Cuomo says pre- storm preparations are finished, and he and state officials are now actively monitoring the situation as Hurricane Sandy approaches.  

The governor , speaking at a briefing in New York City,  says he spent the day Sunday touring the state, and he says he and his aides have done all they can at this point to prepare for the storm.

“We are very comfortable with the preparation that has been done all across the state,” said Cuomo, who said his office is coordinating with federal and local officials.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Dutchess County New York Executive Mark Molinaro

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Dutchess County New York Executive Mark Molinaro for an update on how officials are preparing for the storm.

 

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WAMC News
12:45 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

North Country and Vermont Prepare for Sandy

Credit NOAA

Officials across New York’s North Country and Vermont are preparing for high winds from Hurricane Sandy.

Widespread power outages are anticipated due to Sandy’s winds in  northern New York and Vermont. On Monday morning, Essex County NY Director of Emergency Services Don Jaquist was preparing for an update from the National Weather Service on the storm.

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New England News
12:03 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Connecticut State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant J. Paul Vance for an update on what Connecticut emergency officials are doing to prepare for Sandy’s imminent landfall and what they are advising for the public over the next 24 to 48 hours.

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