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Hurricane Sandy, 'Frankenstorm' Preparation Advice from the Twitterverse

Agencies, utilities, other services taking to social media to give residents advice on preparing for the coming storm.

Pepco and various emergency organizations have been taking to Twitter to give residents tips about preparing for Hurricane Sandy, which could affect the D.C. region Sunday through Tuesday.  

It now looks like Hurricane Sandy could hit the DC region hard on Sunday and the storm, combined with early winter weather to the west and cold air coming from the north, could create what forecasters are now calling a “Frankenstorm.”

“It is likely to hit during a full moon when tides are near their highest, increasing coastal flooding potential, NOAA forecasts warn. And with some trees still leafy and the potential for snow, power outages could last to Election Day, some meteorologists fear,” the Associated Press has reported.

Here are a few of the tweets from @IAFF36 Washington, DC Fire Fighters Association, International Association of Firefighters Local 36, which is offering tips to prepare for the storm:

#Sandy is headed our way uninvited. Be prepared before she gets here. ready.gov/build-a-kit

Do you have a family communication plan? It's a good idea before #Sandy comes calling. ready.gov/family-communi…

Tweet from @PepcoConnect:

We are closely monitoring Hurricane Sandy and preparing for its potential impact.

From @AccuWeather:

Excellent point RT @spann: Expect MAJOR air travel issues early next week. DCA IAD BWI PHL JFK LGA EWK BOS and more...

Does your preparedness plan include your pet? Here are some tips --> http://ow.ly/eLysz  #Sandy

From @FEMARegion3:

For #Sandy #wx updates (including watches/warnings), follow @NHC_Atlantic @usnwsgov hurricanes.gov weather.gov

Stick with Patch through the end of this storm – we’ll have stories on storm preparation, any power outages and the storm’s aftermath.

Luxstar1 October 28, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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Paul Curtis October 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM
You may want to bookmark this comprehensive weather prediction page and pass the link on to others... http://www.realityisfree.com/weather.html

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