Hundreds of people around Central New York remain without power after severe thunderstorms Tuesday.  This may be putting the cart after the horse, but here are some tips on getting the latest information on power outages and weather conditions.

Today's technology can keep you in touch even without power.  Our Radio Pup app will keep you in touch with Lite 98.7 anywhere, anytime and includes links to the latest news and weather forecasts.  It's also FREE.

And National Grid also offers text alerts on the latest efforts to restore power.

To receive free text message alerts and updates, text the word STORM to NGRID (64743).  E-mail alerts are available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website.  All alert services can be started and stopped at the customer’s request.

You can report power outages or get the latest information at National Grid's website. Here's the latest outage map as of 6am this morning.

National Grid