New York, New Jersey and the east coast has experienced the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. The recovery from the storm will be a long process, but I encourage everyone to help your friends and neighbors if you can. Bus service throughout NYC has been resumed. Some subway lines are working but some have limited service due to the flooded tunnels. See the link below for the hurricane recovery subway map as well as Brooklyn to Manhattan shuttle bus routes. ConEd is working to restore power to areas below midtown. Schools are closed today and tomorrow, although staff will report in tomorrow. Many libraries are up and running. See the list of open locations below.
The listed website has a good list of resources and links if you can volunteer or would like to donate. I've copied some of the info into this post. Please be safe and take care.
Find this page at bit.ly/NYPLSANDY
Find list of open libraries at nypl.org
If you need to find out what is up and running and what is not.
Status of Regional Transportation
Superstorm Sandy: NYC - Google map of shelter locations and detailed outage and transit information
NYC OEM Severe Weather page - recovery information/updates
Ask NYPL's NYC Community Information list on Twitter has news and recovery updates
NYT State-by-State guide, including social media and online resources for live updates
If you have experienced property damage or need immediate food or shelter.
Food and Shelter
List of NYC Shelters, shelters will remain open until residents can safely return home
Tap water is safe to drink, but if yours is out: Map of Water-on-the-Go Locations
disasterassistance.gov 800-621-3362 (FEMA)
Have the following information ready: Address, insurance info, SSN
Report property damage to your home or business
Report downed trees online or call 311 or text 311692
Report Price Gouging Surrounding Hurricane Sandy to Public Advocate’s office
More information about disaster recovery, including how to check your home for safety issues and get finances in order for repairs.
Separated from loved ones? Register/check Red Cross Safe and Well
If you want to lend a hand to those in need.
Give and Get NYC has ways to volunteer/donate with specific organizations
Follow Twitter hashtag #sandyvolunteer for suggestions
recovers.org/communities has resource pages for several NYC neighborhoods.
If you have programming or web development skills, join a Sandy CrisisCamp near you to build crisis response tools for the east coast.
If you want to know what to send and where to send it.
According to FEMA, “the best way to support survivors of Hurricane Sandy is to make a financial contribution to the voluntary organization of your choice.”
Visit Aidmatrix to donate cash, goods and services to specific organizations to assist New Yorkers who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy.
See link/credits for all this info: