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:
- 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)
- NJ Flooding County-wise Storm Surge Maps. http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/evacuation-routes.html
- Google All in One Tracker Page (Summarizes all Gov. Data Points) http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012
- Cams: http://www.eastcoastcams.com/newjerseysurfcams.htm
- Outage Maps: PSEG Outage Map and First Energy Outage Map
- 511: www.511nj.org/