Get Your Montgomery Co. Storm Updates from These Twitter Accounts

Hurricane Sandy may pack a punch, but it's no match for the Twitterverse.

Stay safe. Stay inside. Stay informed.

The first two are on you. The last one is up to us reporters and scores of county and state employees working overtime. When Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Maryland, the question on everybody's mind will be, "How is this storm affecting my neighborhood, my friends, and my family?"

That's where Twitter comes into play. It's the fastest tool for getting news as it happens—and there's bound to be quite a lot of that over the next week or so.

For official sources of information on Twitter, we recommend following:

  • @mcpnews: Montgomery County Police Department
  • @mcfrs: Montgomery County Fire & Rescue
  • @MontgomeryCoMD: Montgomery County Office of Public Information
  • @MDMEMA: Maryland Emergency Management Agency

For information on power outages, check out:

For the latest weather info, try:

Meanwhile, Patch reporters across the state are gearing up with the storm as we speak. Look for constant updates throughout the weekend as Sandy—a.k.a. the Frankenstorm—rolls in, particulary from these Montgomery County sites:

Finally, if you haven't signed up for Alert Montgomery yet, now's a good time to do so. The county's emergency warning system serves up vital information in a major crisis, emergency, or severe weather event through a variety of communication channels. For details, visit here.

Jennifer October 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM
On Twitter, Montgomery County Office of Public Information is actually listed as @MontgomeryCountyMD
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