Hurricane Sandy Wind+Flooding Check realtime.

Raritan River watershed: empties near Staten I...

Raritan River watershed: empties near Staten Island in Raritan Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you live in New Jersey and you are a data guy going crazy with different news & data points covering Hurricane Sandy, here is my quick checklist.

What do you need to track:
a) Hurricane Sandy will cause flooding and high winds, so you need to watch out for rising water levels.
b) Best place to monitor current wind-speed = your favorite weather channel Search by Zip code.
c) Best place to monitor current water levels are at below flooding range – NOAA.
d) High winds might cause trees to fall-down causing power-outage.

Data-Points to Track:

  1. Water Levels at your local river. Try googling for this. raritan river (Replace this with your own river / ref. points. Check the flood / storm surge maps below)
  2. NJ Flooding County-wise Storm Surge Maps.
  3. Google All in One Tracker Page (Summarizes all Gov. Data Points)
  4. Cams:
  5. Outage Maps: PSEG Outage Map and First Energy Outage Map
  6. 511:

Stay safe.