Hurricane Sandy walloped the Northeast and now another winter storm “Athena” is about hit. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were affected. For people who are traveling to these areas we’ve partnered with to assemble a resource page with brand new information to help make your travels go smoother.
- Approximately 55,000 new power outages have been reported in New York City and Westchester, approximately 20,000 in New Jersey and 60,000 in Long Island. The outages add to the large number of consumers who were already without power as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Despite the new outages, damage from the storm appears to have been minimal. Ground transportation disruptions are also less than expected, and roads and rail lines in New Jersey and New York City are largely clear. Continuing flight cancellations in New York City area airports have caused carry-over disruptions in other parts of the country.
AIRLINE TRAVEL POLICIES FOR HURRICANE SANDY & ATHENA
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If you booked through an online travel agency, sites like have assembled crisis teams who are working overtime to make sure travelers have updated information from airlines that serve the east coast. But if you have non-urgent customer service issues, it’s a good idea to call in a few days so those with critical problems can get through as quickly as possible.
NEED TRAVEL ASSISTANCE?
If you need travel assistance, this is one of my favorite resources:
WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER
It seems like everyone is tweeting about Hurricane Sandy but now that the storm has passed, here’s where you can find some of the best, most up-to-date information to answer questions about travel plans:
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For questions about ground transportation following Hurricane Sandy, check out these links:
| | Many people are wondering about the impact of Sandy on cruises and according to , very few have been cancelled. However, the ports might have changed so be sure to the cruise line.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Got questions about traveling, hotels, car rentals and flights? These links will point you in the right direction:
HOW TO HELP
There are many ways you can help with relief efforts, following Hurricane Sandy. Help #Sandy victims by texting REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation or visit
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