Hurricane Sandy is scheduled for landfall very early Monday morning, with the brunt of the bad weather scheduled to hit the Limerick-Royersford-Spring City area through Monday and Tuesday.
The following is a list of ways how you can use and help Patch to paint a local picture of the event.
1. Get the news. When we know about storm-related news, so will you. From important town and village announcements, damages, power outages and floods, we’ll have all the news covered 24-7. Refresh the homepage often, we move fast.
2. Comment. Have relevant information to add to an article? Jump in and make a comment. We’ll follow up and likely add it to the article. These storm stories will continue to evolve as we speak to more officials and locals. You can be a real-time source by commenting.
3. Connect with the local editor. If you have tips, e-mail editor Alyson D'Alessandro at alyson.dalessandro@Patch.com. You can also text her at (484) 374-5769.
4. Follow us on Twitter. Want the info the fastest way possible, follow Patch on Twitter: @LimerickSFPatch
5. Like us on Facebook. Patch updates all our articles on our Facebook page. To get up-to-the minute updates, follow us on Patch here.
6. Take photos. Stay indoors if you plan to wait out the storm. But any photos you take of the aftermath, we’d prominently display on Patch. You can upload the photos directly to an article, or send them to Brittany.
7. Shoot videos. Same goes for video. Our smartphones have put high-powered video cameras in our pockets. Send clips our way to help us report on- the effect of Hurricane Sandy in your backyards.
8. Get the Word Out. If power is out (or turned back on) in your neighborhood or if there is a downed tree blocking your street, let your neighbors know by posting an announcement on our announcement board. Click here to post an announcement.
9. Find Emergency Numbers and Shelters. You can find information on emergency contacts by clicking here, or by searching your governmental entities in our listings.
10. Blog about it. When all settles, scores of your fellow community members will have “I was there” stories to share. Don’t keep them to yourself. Sign up to be a blogger and let your neighbors know how you held up during the storm.