Hurricane Sandy

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Sunday,October 28, 2012

  • Thermal ducting and other unusual atmospheric conditions associated with the storm are already causing reception problems for our listeners.
  • The Oneonta translators are off the air due to a power outage on Hartwick Campus

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WAMC News
8:35 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Forecast with WNYT's Paul Caiano

Here's the latest forecast with News Channel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano.

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Adirondack County Declares State of Emergency

In Northern NY, the chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisor’s declared a State of Emergency in that county as of 9 am this morning. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Supervisor Randy Douglas about the move in advance of Hurricane Sandy.

Essex County is still recovering from Tropical Storm Irene, which devastated the rural area only 14 months ago.  County Supervisor Chair Randy Douglas says he made the declaration after talking with the Governor and the emergency services director.

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WAMC News
5:59 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Early Outages as Sandy Blows Into Vermont

About 2,400 Vermont electric customers were already without power as winds from Hurricane Sandy began to flow across Vermont in the early stages of the storm on Monday.

As of 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, Vermont utilities said about 2,450 customers are without power, most in the state's four southern counties.  

Vermont Commissioner of Public Service Keith Flynn says power outages are likely in this storm.

The National Weather Service was predicting high winds from at least 6 p.m. Monday until at least  2 a.m. Tuesday.       

New England News
5:50 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal

WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal this afternoon for an update on storm preparations and response.

WAMC News
5:50 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Officials Calm Post-Irene Anxiety

The Vermont Emergency Operations Center opened early Monday morning to track Hurricane Sandy and provide assistance to communities across the state.

Forecasters say winds could reach 60 to 80 mph Monday and Tuesday from the southern part of Vermont to the Canadian border. Those high winds are expected to be the main threat from the storm.  

Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn says many Vermonters are anxious about this storm in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, and said the best way to deal with the anxiety is to be prepared.

WAMC News
5:40 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Ferry Closes Due to High Winds

One of the Lake Champlain ferry routes between Vermont and New York suspended crossings early on Monday because of strong winds from Hurricane Sandy.

The Lake Champlain Transportation Company said Monday's last trip of the ferry between Essex, N.Y. and Charlotte, Vt., was scheduled at 5:30 p.m. rather than the usual late evening crossing.

The company's 24-hour service between Grand Isle, Vt. and Cumberland Head, N.Y., continued to operate normally.

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Developing
4:08 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

FEMA, National Hurricane Center set stage for Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard, state and local governments are scrambling to coordinate emergency responses with federal officials. Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate and National Hurricane Center director Dr. Rick Knabb held a conference call this afternoon about what comes next.  WAMC’s Ian Pickus reports.

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WAMC News
3:30 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Vermont Yankee Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant is preparing for Hurricane Sandy. North County Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Entergy Vermont Yankee Spokesman Rob Williams about how the plant is shoring up for the storm.

Plants receiving NRC enhanced oversight during the storm include Indian Point and Millstone.  NRC Region One Spokesperson Diane Screnci says that means they have sent at least an additional inspector to the plant.

Vermont Yankee has been in contact with the Vermont Commissioner of Public Safety regarding its hurricane plans.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Vox Pop : Special Coverage - Hurricane Sandy : 10/29/12

On this edition of Vox Pop, special coverage of Hurricane Sandy as it moves through the region. WAMC's Ray Graf and Alan Chartock host with appearances by local officials on the ground in affected areas.

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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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