Best Online Resources, Videos, Photos from Hurricane Sandy Coverage

    by Jenny Xie
    October 30, 2012
    Instacane is an eye-opening collection of images from Instagram about Hurricane Sandy

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    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.


    National Hurricane Center updates

    Weather Channel’s Hurricane Central


    New York Times | Live Coverage (pay wall lifted)

    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


    Reuters Live: Tracking Storm Sandy Recovery

    NY Daily News: Tracking Hurricane Sandy Live

    Wall Street Journal Live Blog

    Washington Post Live Blog

    WNYC’s Tumblr | RebelMouse | Storify

    Twitter’s Official Sandy Information page

    The Atlantic Wire’s Sandy Updates

    The Guardian Live Blog

    NBC News Live Updates

    The New York Observer’s Live Blog

    [DC Area] WJLA





    Weather Underground

    WSJ Weather

    Matt Noyes of NECN


    Baltimore Sun



    Twitter’s Official Sandy List

    NPR’s Public Media For Sandy

    “Scott Kleinberg’s Twitter list with 200+ resources


    Global Disaster Relief on Facebook

    Hurricane Sandy

    The Weather Channel

    Hudson Valley Weather

    Donate to help via The Red Cross on Facebook


    Instacane: The Story of Hurricane Sandy Told Through Instagram

    Weather Channel: Sandy’s Wrath

    Wall Street Journal: Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast

    The Atlantic: Hurricane Sandy in Photos

    BuzzFeedAndrew’s Tumblr


    Live feed from The Weather Channel on YouTube:

    Live Webcams in the Region at Quartz

    ABC News: Video | Youtube

    Associated Press: Youtube

    Bloomberg: Videos | Livestream

    Gizmodo: Live Photo and Video


    NPR: Tracking Hurricane Sandy: Maps and Apps

    Outage Maps: Long Island | New Hampshire | Boston Area | New Jersey

    Google’s Crisis Map

    Weather Underground’s Wundermap

    [NYC] NYTimes’ Power Failure interactive graphic


    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

    Instagram Users Are Posting 10 Sandy Pics Every Second at Poynter

    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

    How a Facebook Page Protected a Region from Hurricane Sandy at Forbes

    Hurricane Sandy Prompts Facebook Pleas: Stay Safe at CNN

    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.

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