Sandy is Serious

Did you spend Saturday battening down the hatches, securing furniture and getting  your watercraft out of the lake and river?

We hope you did because Sandy could kick Schroon’s butt  big time.

According to the latest forecast, from the National Weather Service, it’s potentially high winds that could whack our part of the Adirondacks.

The folks at National Grid have sent us this advisory, which we are passing on to fellow Schroon Lakers. The highlights:

Sign up for National Grid state-level broadcast text* alerts by texting the word STORM to NGRID (64743). You can opt out of receiving text messages at any time by texting the word STOP to NGRID (64743).  

You can now get safety and outage information on your mobile phone via our new mobile web browser at

We also keep customers informed on Facebook and Twitter. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information.

Power outages can be reported online or by calling 1-800-465-1212 in New England and 1-800-867-5222 in New York.

In the meantime, you might want to double check that you have the following ready:

• A battery powered radio.
• A corded telephone (cordless phones will not work if the power is out)
• Flashlights and extra fresh batteries.
• A first-aid kit.
• Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food.
• A non-electric can opener.
• Extra blankets and sleeping bags.

How do you plan to survive Sandy? Got tips you'd like to share? tell us in comments.