Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 3 p.m. CST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website and tweet directly from the site. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and tweeters can type in an …
Friday, November 2, 2012
As a number of East Coast states attempt to get back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy ripped through their towns, the death toll has been identified at 92 people.
As superstorm Hurricane Sandy ripped through a number of East Coast towns across several states, the death toll late Thursday was identified at 92 people, according to CNN. There are shortages of fuel and of food, CNN reports, in addition to 3.3 million customers without power across 15 states and in Washington D.C. Among the many tragic victim stories; one woman's body was washed up on shore in Long Island, NY, and two boys were ripped from their mother's arms as she tried to get to higher ground Thursday, NBC news reports. Check out video of devastation from Ocean City Patch in Ocean City, New Jersey, as well as a photo gallery of damage there the first day after the storm. Do you have family and friends who were in Sandy's wake or …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Share your photos of the storm with us here - and check out our pictures of Lake Michigan's waves.
While Hurricane Sandy is expected to mostly bombard the East Coast, the North Shore isn't exempt from its aftermath. The National Weather Service has issued a gale watch in effect from Monday to Tuesday night, with winds of 60 mph expected along the shoreline. Read the full rundown of North Shore weather warnings here. We braved the winds this afternoon to get some photos and a video of the waves at Lake Forest Beach. But we want to see yours too! To submit photos, click the green "Upload Photos and Videos" button below. Make sure to let us know where you took the photo. We'll continue to keep you updated on any weather alerts.
While the airport braces for Hurricane Sandy and Frankenstorm on the East Coast, check for flight cancellations expected to occur over the next few days.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Ken Stone
Monday, October 29, 2012
While the East Coast girds for power outages and damage from Hurricane Sandy, officials at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport could be bracing for their own flood of issues. O'Hare has issued an airport emergency advisory and warned service will be limited due to severe weather in parts of the country. About 5,000 flights have already been canceled nationwide, with an unknown number connected to O'Hare. Thousands more were expected to be grounded Monday and Tuesday, according to Huffington Post. To check on your flight status, view FlightStats or your airline's website. An independent site, FlightAware, also carries information on canceled flights but was overwhelmed with requests Sunday afternoon. Sandy is barreling toward the …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
While the East Coast will get the brunt of the huge storm, the weather system also is prompting gale watch on Lake Michigan. Winds up to 60 mph and waves up to 22 feet are forecast.
As residents on the East Coast prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the National Weather Service is warning of high waves and winds on Lake Michigan as well. The service has issued a gale watch in effect Monday night through Tuesday. The watch will be in effect for a stretch of the lake that starts in Sheboygan, WI, goes through Illinois and Indiana, and ends up at South Haven, MI. The affected area will be from 5 nautical miles from the shoreline to about the middle of the lake, the weather service said. Winds up to 60 mph are expected along the lakeshore from late Monday through Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. This will cause waves up to 22 feet along the Cook County shoreline. A lakeshore flood watch …