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“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.