With 'Hercules' expected to pound the South Fork with 8 to 10 inches of snow, East Hampton Patch will be working around-the-clock to cover updates related to the storm, but as with all of our reporting, the more interaction we get from our readers, the more comprehensive our coverage will be.
The following is a list of ways you can use Patch to keep informed yourself, and help Patch keep others up-to-date.
2. Comment. Have relevant information to add to an article, jump in an make a comment. We’ll follow up and likely add it to the article. These storm stories will continue to evolve as we speak to more officials and locals. You can be real-time source by commenting.
3. Connect with the local editor. Taylor Vecsey, East Hampton Patch's editor, can be reached at email@example.com. If you have tips, feel free to e-mail her.
4. Follow us on Twitter. Before we write an article we tweet the news out to our followers. Want the info the fastest way possible, follow @EHamptonPatch.
5. Like us on Facebook. East Hampton Patch shares all our articles on our Facebook page. To get up-to-the minute updates, "like" us at https://www.facebook.com/EastHamptonPatch.
6. Take photos. Please, stay indoors if you plan to wait out the storm. But any photos you take of the aftermath we’d prominently display on your Patch. Email them to your local editor or upload them directly to articles.
7. Shoot videos. Same goes for video. Our smartphones have put high-powered video cameras in our pockets. Send clips our way to help us report.
8. Get the Word Out. If power is out (or turned back on) in your neighborhood, or if there is a downed tree blocking your street, let your neighbors know by posting an announcement on our community board. Click here to post an announcement.
9. Find Emergency Numbers. Patch put local emergency numbers all in one place, for you to print out and keep on hand in case the power goes out. You can find all you need to know by clicking here.
10. Blog about it. When all settles, scores of your fellow community members will have “I was there” stories to share. Don’t keep them to yourself. Start blogging here and let your neighbors know how you held up during the storm.