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 www.weather.com 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. http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=phi&gage=rrtn4. Try googling for this. raritan river site:water.weather.gov (Replace this with your own river / ref. points. Check the flood / storm surge maps below)
  2. NJ Flooding County-wise Storm Surge Maps. http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/evacuation-routes.html
  3. Google All in One Tracker Page (Summarizes all Gov. Data Points) http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012
  4. Cams: http://www.eastcoastcams.com/newjerseysurfcams.htm
  5. Outage Maps: PSEG Outage Map and First Energy Outage Map
  6. 511: www.511nj.org/

Stay safe.

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