We all remember the power outages that followed Hurricane Irene and the October snowstorm. With Hurricane Sandy fast-approaching, make sure you have a way to stay informed with updates from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the State of Connecticut, the Towns of East Hampton and Portland and your local utility companies with East Hampton-Portland Patch.
Even without power, there are still several ways to utilize Patch if you have a smartphone.
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And if you've already liked us, keep in mind that Facebook has made some changes recently that mean you are seeing fewer of East Hampton-Portland Patch's posts in your newsfeed. And since we spend a lot of time not only posting links to all our great East Hampton-Portland content on our Facebook page, but also lots of other fun stuff and photos, we wanted to share with you a cool new Facebook feature to make sure you don't miss a thing!
Here's what you do:
1. Hover over the East Hampton-Portland Patch name on this post. When the box pops up, hover over the 'Liked' box.
2. Make sure the 'show in newsfeed' is checked off.
3. Click 'add to interests list'
4. Name your list if you have not already created one, like East Hampton-Portland Patch.
Now when you want to make sure that you have not missed anything from East Hampton-Portland Patch on Facebook, just click on the interest down the left rail of your Facebook newsfeed page.
Hurricane Sandy is already trending on Twitter and will be gathering steam as she approaches. East Hampton-Portland Patch will be tweeting throughout the storm and feel free to reach out and tweet at us, too!
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