Hurricane Sandy, currently a category-one storm, continues to make its way up the East Coast, taking a path that could seriously impact people in the northeastern United States. The Weather Company (TWC) continues to fulfill its mission to help prepare and keep people safe during severe weather events, offering more comprehensive coverage than any other news organization. Stick with TWC across all screens – TV, online, mobile and tablet – for up-to-the-minute updates on Hurricane Sandy’s development. Coverage includes:
TV: The Weather Channel has meteorologists stationed along the East Coast, giving viewers up-to-the-minute details on Sandy’s path and possible effects. The following on-camera meteorologists will be stationed along the coast:
- Stephanie Abrams and Al Roker in the Rehoboth, DE Area
- Julie Martin in the Outer Banks, NC
- Jim Cantore in New York City
- Mike Seidel in New Jersey
- Reynolds Wolf in either New York City or Long Island
- Eric Fisher in a TBD location
(NOTE: These locations are fluid and may change quickly depending on Hurricane Sandy’s path).
WEATHER.COM at Hurricane Central: Available at www.weather.com/hurricane, this is a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date news and information on current tropical systems, hurricane preparedness tips, and historical data on past storms. The following tools can be found at Hurricane Central:
- Hurricane Tracker Map: Track Sandy with the interactive hurricane tracker. The hurricane tracker includes storm details such as strength, location, wind speed, movement and pressure. Users can choose to view the storm in different layers, including previous, current and forecast paths.
- WeatherREADY: Users can find valuable WeatherREADY information and links to help prepare and keep informed before, during and after the storm, with a checklist of items to have on hand, tips for protecting your property, and more.
- Notify!: Subscribers to The Weather Channel Notify! service (www.weather.com) will receive alerts by email, phone or SMS when severe weather warnings are issued in their area.
- Cover It Live: A hosted online live chat today from 3-5 p.m. ET will allow users to ask questions and get real-time severe weather updates and information directly from TWC experts, meteorologists, and local affiliates. Future chats may be added. Chat live at www.weather.com.
WEATHER UNDERGROUND: Also, watch Sandy live via the WunderMap which features storm track and live video of Hurricane Sandy from local webcams.
- Access the latest updates and severe weather alerts on The Weather Channel apps across smartphone and tablet devices.
- All mobile users will have access to severe coverage, Hurricane Central, The Weather Channel Social and more via weather.com on mobile browsers.
- Alerts: Sign up to receive free email or text message alerts for a local area from www.weather.com/alerts.
- My Friends’ Weather – See who among your Facebook friends and family may be affected by Sandy on weather.com.
- Twitter – Follow @TWC_hurricane for the latest on #Sandy.
For more information, visit www.weather.com/hurricane.