The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Ulster, Sullivan, and Dutchess counties and a Winter Storm watch for Orange and Putnam counties from 1 am Sunday until 6 am on Tuesday morning. That's 53 hours. How do you even begin to prepare for that, especially since there's no guarantee how much snow we will actually get, or not get. In addition to making sure you have milk, bread, eggs, and water. Here are a few sites that can help before, during, and after a storm.

 

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Central Hudson has a Storms and Outages page on their website that covers everything from preparing for a storm and how to report if you lose power. You can also check to see all of the outages here. Orange & Rockland also has a Storm Information Center on their website with many useful tips and an Outage Map as well. Both of these utilities will publish dry ice information, should the need arise.

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You can also check your county's webpage for any State of Emergency declarations and what exactly they mean where you live; Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, and Columbia. For the latest weather information, you can head to National Weather Service, the Weather Channel, NBC4, CBS2, or ABC7. While these are certainly not the only places to get weather information, it will definitely give you lots of weather angles to look at.

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If you need snow closing information, whether it be closings, delays, or cancellations, we have the Wolf Storm Center. You can look up a specific organization or see the entire list. If you find yourself stuck inside because of the white stuff, why not take some pictures to share with us.

Hang in there, pretty soon we'll be complaining about how hot and humid it is!