Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The U.S. Geological Survey creates an interactive map that includes images that cover the length of Ocean City's beachfront.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released a series of aerial photographs showing before-and-after images of Hurricane Sandy’s impacts on the Atlantic Coast. The photos, part of a USGS assessment of coastal change from as far south as the Outer Banks of North Carolina to as far north as Massachusetts, show that the storm caused dramatic changes to portions of shoreline extending hundreds of miles. Pre- and post-storm images of the New Jersey and New York shoreline in particular tell a story of a coastal landscape that was considerably altered by the historic storm. __________ See an interactive map of coastal images. Re-center the map on Ocean City (the central New Jersey coastline appears by default). Zoom in until blue and/…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways residents in Royal Oak can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
The American Red Cross Greater New York Region provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy. Donations to the Red Cross and giving blood are two great ways to support the efforts. More than 360 Red Cross blood drives have been cancelled due to the storm, representing a loss of as many as 12,000 blood and platelet products. People who are eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, are asked to schedule a donation appointment in the days and weeks to come. Do you know of any local drives or fundraisers for victims of Superstorm Sandy? Tell us in the comments below!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The American Red Cross Greater New York Region provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy. Want More Local News? 'Like' Royal Oak Patch on Facebook.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Former Clawson Patch editor gets a view of Sandy's destruction in New Jersey.
Monday, Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey shoreline as well as much of the East Coast. And while rebuilding and reclamation projects are underway from Washington DC to Boston, former Clawson Patch Editor Nicquel Terry is in the middle of it all. The Michigan native took a job with the Asbury Park Press this summer and had a front row seat to Sandy this past week. “I survived it,” said Terry, who had never experienced a hurricane before. “It’s been a crazy last few days. I live in Toms River, New Jersey but our office is actually in Neptune, which is north of here.” The storm hit the shore residents hard but Terry was somewhat protected living inland. She lost power but her apartment complex was spared from the harsh damage dealt …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy's reach continues to affect Lake St. Clair, and shoreline communities, where strong winds continue to whip across the waterway.
The National Weather Service is reporting that storm and gale force winds will persist through Tuesday morning on Lake St. Clair before diminishing later in the day as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy move north along the Eastern Seaboard. Gale warnings remain in effect with until 8 p.m. Tuesday, with gusts reaching 45 knots. The full force of the storm could be felt along the Lake St. Clair waterfront, where wind-driven waves crashed over the fishing pier behind Blossom Heath Inn in St. Clair Shores. Have you experienced any storm damage from Hurricane Sandy? Share your stories and photos on Patch.
Input your ZIP code to see the areas without power in Royal Oak.
At least 926 DTE Energy customers in Royal Oak woke up without power Tuesday morning as high winds from Hurricane Sandy continued to whip through Metro Detroit. The largest outage area, according to the DTE Energy outage map, is concentrated east of Quickstad Park, stretching all the way from 13 Mile Road to 14 Mile Road. According to the outage map, 926 customers are impacted by that area outage. The power went off around 5:07 p.m. Monday and there are currently no restoration times. The Detroit Free Press reported 33,000 customers in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Lapeer, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties were without power Monday night. DTE spokesman John Austerberry told Patch earlier in the day that while the company has released 100 …
Monday, October 29, 2012
A spokesman for DTE Energy said they haven't seen any major outages thus far, but are staying prepared.
As high winds pick up in southeast Michigan due to the reach of Hurricane Sandy, so will the likelihood for power outages and other wind-related issues. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Monday morning for all of southern Michigan, including Midland, Bay, Lenawee, Saginaw, Tuscola, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, and could cause hazardous situations—including power outages, downed tree branches, and difficulty driving, especially on east-west roads. DTE Energy spokesman John Austerberry said that the Michigan-based gas and electric company has not seen any …
Here are guidelines from the USDA regarding the safety of food in a refrigerator without power.
With Hurricane Sandy predicted to hit us today, losing power is a threat. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service prepared a fact sheet for keeping food safe during an emergency, including losing power. The USDA says to "keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature." But, the refrigerator will only keep food safely cold for about four hours if unopened during a power outage, according to the USDA. A full freezer will hold the temperature for about 48 hours if full (24 hours of half full), the USDA says. The USDA emphasizes "never to taste food to determine its safety" and says that you should "evaluate each item separately." Generally, if the temperature in the thermometer in …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week. The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake Michigan. A wind …