With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, you may be looking for how to watch the storm on social media, especially if you lose TV and radio connections and have to turn to your cell phone.
Even if electrical power goes out, you may be able to keep your phone charged (at least in the aftermath of the storm) by plugging it into your car.
Here are some suggestions of apps to download, sites to see and people/groups to follow on social media:
- Google's Crisis Map for Hurricane Sandy
- NOAA Hurricane Research Division: Sandy
- The Weather Channel's Hurricane Central on Twitter
- NOAA Hurricane Hunters on Facebook
- NOAA National Hurricane Center on Facebook
- @NHC_Atlantic - National Hurricane Center on Twitter
- FEMA Region III-- Mid-Atlantic, on Twitter
- Instacane, crowdsourcing photos of Hurricane Sandy through Instagram.
News Sources in Hurricane Sandy's Path
- The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang on Twitter
- The New York Times is live blogging Hurricane Sandy
Follow the Hurricane Chatter on Twitter and Social Search
On Twitter, search for:
- "Hurricane Sandy"
- "sandy" or just
- the hashtag #Sandy
To learn more about Twitter hashtags that might provide hurricane updates, read: