Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is packing increasing potential to make landfall somewhere in our region just before Halloween.
Although it’s hard to tell at this moment which areas will be hit the hardest, the National Weather Service has reported that we should expect the storm to be “a menace” to the region. The storm has already taken the lives of more than 20 people in Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba.
If you are joining the flurry of people stocking up on bottled water, batteries, flashlights and other essentials in Northwest Philadelphia this weekend, be sure to send NewsWorks your photos. From the empty bread shelves at the grocery store to the long lines at the liquor and hardware stores, we want to see how people are preparing for the storm in your neighborhood.
As the rain begins to fall and the wind starts picking up next week, we’ll be looking for photos and reports from our readers in Manayunk, Germantown, East Falls, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Roxborough and West Oak Lane.
If it’s safe to go outside and there’s a downed tree or power line on your block, snap a picture and send it in.
If you see flooding from your window or front door, we’ll want to report that too.
If sandbags are lining the doors of homes or businesses on your block, we’d love to see a photo.
If your apartment building is being evacuated, let us know.
You get the idea.
Please send your photo or report, along with a caption, location and your name, to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our Northwest Philadelphia storm gallery.