As we hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Essex and Middle River stay connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet, 'like' Essex Middle-River Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
As you send us messages through social media and email, we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood.
Other Twitter accounts you may want to follow:
- @OwingsPatch (editor Marc Shapiro will be at Maryland Emergency Management Agency in Reisterstown through the weekend)
We will have a live chatroom via CoverItLive set up during the storm (we'll link that here once we're live), much like we did during Hurricane Irene and the flooding following Tropical Storm Lee. All of the above Twitter accounts will automatically feed into that chat.
Also, if you're posting photos on Instagram, find us @essexpatch—we will publish your photos in a slideshow if you'd like. You can even text images to Editor Tyler Waldman at 410-725-4828. You can also call with news tips during and after the storm.
Essex-Middle River Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful as we brave the storm together. Stay safe!
Are you in need of help during the storm? Call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020, or if it's an emergency, dial 911.