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Five Things You Need To Know: October 29

Stay safe today - Effects from Hurricane Sandy expected throughout New England into tomorrow or beyond.

Today is Monday, October 29. Here are some things you need to know with a major storm expected in the area.

High Wind Warning: The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the area that is expected to remain in place until 6 a.m. Tuesday. The NWS reports that “the strongest and most damaging winds will occur during the afternoon and evening.” A note on the MEMA website warns of winds that could go on for 12 to 18 hours.

Patch.com: Visit your local Patch.com website for the latest news and emergency updates involving Hurricane Sandy. Staff members will be on duty up and down the East Coast working to provide real-time coverage of the storm. With that in mind, if you have safety information, such as blackouts or street flooding to tell people about, send a note to William.laforme@patch.com and it will be included in the next update. We’d also love to see your storm-related photos from town – before, after and during.

Partially because of the size of Hurricane Sandy, there’s at least some chance of rain between now and Friday.  There’s also a good chance that at various points in the storm, people may find themselves without electricity. With that in mind, this is a good time to check out these electrical outage safety tips from the Mass. Emergency Management Agency. Here’s something to look forward to – Saturday’s forecast is mostly sunny.

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