Help Us Track Outages, Other Storm-related Issues Here

by Christopher O'Brien

The Wolcott Whisper, along with a number of state and local websites throughout Connecticut, is partnering with SeeClickFix to track storm related problems during Hurricane Sandy. This project will assist local, state, and utility officials to see where to direct resources. Remember though, that 911 should be called in any emergency situation.

If you are armed with a smartphone — specifically, an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry — you can help crowdsource damage from Sandy by downloading the free SeeClickFix app for your phone here. Using the GPS in your smartphone, the app will allow you to upload a location-specific report of a problem, including photos and/or video. We’re looking for things like power outages, downed wires, trees on limbs, flooding, clogged drains, etc. NEVER touch or even approach downed wires for any reason.

NOTE: This is a separate tracking project. We will try to get the utility companies to monitor these reports as well, but there is no guarantee that they will do so. That said, if you report a problem using SeeClickFix, it’s also worth reporting it directly to your local utility company to ensure prompt action. Below are links to the contact info webpages from all of the state’s various providers:

-CL&P
-United Illuminating

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