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Bites Launches Hurricane Sandy Resource Page, Featuring Live Video And Need-To-Know Info

A screenshot of our live feed, 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. Click to see it live.

We know what a pain it is to cut through the media frenzy and find the latest info when a storm rolls in. So we’re making it easy for you.

Check out the Hurricane Sandy resource page.

To keep you informed of on-the-ground conditions in real time, we’ve installed a live video feed broadcasting from Hot Spot yoga studio¬†at 28 Dooley Street, just off Emmons Avenue. It overlooks a stretch of Emmons Avenue and the Sheepshead Bay marina, which overflowed during Hurricane Irene. You’ll be able to get an idea of how strong the winds are and how high the tide gets by keeping an eye on this video. And, if you own a sailboat moored in the Bay, you might want to watch and see if it stays put.

We’ve also installed a chat room so residents can pass information to each other quickly and easily during the storm, and discuss how it’s affecting their part of the neighborhood.

The page also brings together a slew of important information to be aware of, which will be frequently updated before and during the storm. You can find your evacuation point, use an interactive map to find the latest storm projections, and keep informed of the latest closures, shutdowns or evacuation orders.

Finally, we’ve got four automatically updating feeds with some important information from around the web, including the latest Sandy-related posts from Sheepshead Bites, Brooklyn-based reports of Sandy from Google News, the latest Tweets from government authorities and agencies like the MTA, and #Sandy tweets from the Brooklyn Twitterverse.

Check it out now, bookmark it and come back throughout Sandy’s visit.

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