Photo by @nueves via Instagram on Loisaida Ave. in Manhattan.
“Superstorm” Sandy is impacting millions of people up and down the East Coast of the United States and the Internet is rising to the occasion. Here is a collection of the best online resources for following Sandy coverage. Many newspaper websites that have pay walls are lifting them temporarily during the worst of the storm, including NYTimes.com, WSJ.com, Newsday.com, and BaltimoreSun.com.
And for techies who’d like to help create technological solutions as the storm churns, there’s even a Hurricane Hackers group that is working in an open source way on solutions.
And on MediaShift Idea Lab, Dan Pacheco does a great roundup of the most innovative digital coverage of the storm.
Weather Channel’s Hurricane Central
Live Updates: Sandy at WSJ.com (pay wall lifted)
[Long Island] Long Island Newsday (pay wall lifted)
[Baltimore] Baltimore Sun’s Storm Watch
[Connecticut] NBC Connecticut
[DC Area] WJLA
“Scott Kleinberg’s Twitter list with 200+ resources
Donate to help via The Red Cross on Facebook
Weather Channel: Sandy’s Wrath
Wall Street Journal: Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast
The Atlantic: Hurricane Sandy in Photos
Live feed from The Weather Channel on YouTube:
Live Webcams in the Region at Quartz
Associated Press: Youtube
Gizmodo: Live Photo and Video
MAPS AND TOOLS
Weather Underground’s Wundermap
RECOVERING FROM SANDY
American Red Cross: Sandy’s Aftermath infographic
[NY] NYC Severe Weather
[NJ/NY] WNYC’S Transit Tracker
Tracking the data storm around Hurricane Sandy at O’Reilly Strata
Hurricane Sandy and the Power of Social Media at LA Times
Is Twitter Wrong: Is that really a picture of Hurricane Sandy descending on New York?
Hurricane Sandy highlights how Obama and Romney respond to disasters at Washington Post
InstaSnopes: Sorting the Real Sandy Photos from the Fakes at The Atlantic
Hurricane Sandy: Twitter, Facebook Last Resort for News as Power, Cable Go Dead at The Hollywood Reporter
What other online resources are you using to follow Hurricane Sandy as it morphs into a “superstorm” in the Eastern U.S.? Please share them in the comments and we’ll add them to our guide.
Jenny Xie is the PBS MediaShift editorial intern. Jenny is a senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying architecture and management. She is a digital-media junkie fascinated by the intersection of media, design, and technology. Jenny can be found blogging for MIT Admissions, tweeting @canonind, and sharing her latest work and interests here.