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Sandy to Bring More Wind Than Irene + Less Water


For Albany area residents there is a touch of a silver lining with Sandy as the National Weather Service in Albany has stated that we should see more wind rather than rain when Sandy hits late Monday  and early Tuesday. Irene dumped around six inches of rain on the area but Sandy is expected to only bring between one and two inches. 

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List of Albany Area + Capital Region Shelters for Sandy

With Sandy headed toward the Albany area, the Red Cross will be opening eleven shelters throughout the Albany area starting Monday, October 29, 2012. We have the list of shelters that has been announced thus far and some instructions for those seeking shelter. 

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

As we well know from Irene, a hurricane (or it’s remnants) can be a very damaging and dangerous weather situation. We’ve been through this recently and as a community learned plenty of lessons. Here are some tips for being prepared for Sandy as she approaches the Albany area. 

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Amtrak, Megabus, and Other Delays + Cancelations Due to Sandy

If you were planning on taking the Amtrak or Megabus to New York City from the Albany area, you'll have to cancel your plans. Both have suspended service at least through Tuesday the 30th of October and perhaps longer depending on what Sandy leaves behind.

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Albany + Capital Region Road and Bridge Closing Information

During and after Sandy hits the Albany area and the Capital Region, roads may close for various reasons including flooding, downed wires, and other emergencies. Bridges may also be closed due to high wings, flooding, large debris in the water, and other hazards. We have a map from 511 NY which has official information regarding roads and bridges. Check out the map before heading out - but try to keep travel at a minimum! 

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Why Does Turkey Make You Sleepy? The Truth About Tryptophan

Tryptophan, turkey, and Thanksgiving have become synonymous with one another but does anyone really know exactly what tryptophan actually is and if if actually makes you as sleepy as it's fabled to do? The truth is shocking: the levels of tryptophan in turkey is no different than any other poultry - and some other common foods have a much higher level of the amino acid than turkey does.

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Frankenstorm for Halloween? Could the Albany Area See a Hurricane?

We reported yesterday that we could see a hurricane hit a cold front and merge with a Nor'easter thus producing a snowy hurricane. Good news - doesn't look like we'll be getting any snow. Bad news - it looks like we could see a great deal of rain and wind. We have the updated details and with Irene fresh on our minds, we're not looking forward to this storm.

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