According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Sandy has the potential to be a Category 2 storm with winds as high as 70 miles per hour when it makes landfall here on Tuesday morning. So now might be an excellent time to sign up for the emergency alert system that Verona adopted in the wake of last October’s crushing Halloween snowstorm.
The Nixle service is a messaging system that the Verona Police can use to send alerts to your email or cell phone. The service is free, but your cell phone carrier’s normal message rates will apply. You can also use Nixle to get alerts on weather and conditions from any of the areas in the hurricane’s path. Sign up for Nixle here or simply text our zip code, 07044, to 888777.
Remember that MyVeronaNJ.com, which was the only Verona news organization able to get out real-time news during last October’s storm, can be easily read from your cell phone. We’ll also be posting updates to our Facebook page and Twitter.