With Hurricane Sandy blowing across the East Coast of the United States, you might be looking for online resources to keep real-time tabs on the storm. If so, take a look below at five great ways to track Sandy’s impact online.
1. The Weather Channel Livestream
In an unusual move, The Weather Channel is livestreaming coverage of Sandy on YouTube. If you still have power, this is one of the best ways to keep on top of what’s happening right now. The Weather Channel’s website also does a great job of condensing relevant info, and its pageviews have soared during Sandy.
Twitter is always a great resource for real-time news and updates. Using the hashtag #Sandy, news organizations and individuals are posting the latest news about the damaging storm.
The New York Times has dropped its online paywall for the storm to help keep people in the know. The organization is compiling live updates about Sandy’s progress in one place, and the coverage isn’t just focused on New York. It also has a map that is tracking Sandy’s whereabouts.
4. Google Crisis Map
Google is doing its part to help people keep people updated on Sandy as well with its Crisis Map. The map shows Sandy’s current location, the forecasted track of the storm, active emergency shelters, current weather radar, and more.
While it’s not exactly providing up-to-the-minute data, Instacane does show the impact of Hurricane Sandy through the filters of Instagram. It’s a fascinating collection of first-hand photos from the storm.
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