Hurricane Sandy Social Media Resources – October 29

Hurricane Sandy is a Category 1 storm that is quickly becoming a “superstorm,” due to the prediction of colliding with a cold front. As the storm approaches the East Coast today, the storm is expected to produce massive storm surges, flooding, coastal hurricane winds, and Appalachian snows.  IEM is monitoring social media accounts of the disaster for the most current and relevant information available

Links to twitter, blogs, picture and video accounts are provided through the links below.

Twitter Accounts:


Posts & News:

Hurricane Sandy Situational Maps & Satellite Imagery – See collection of maps, satellite imagery, radar, and twitter feeds

Sandy Public Information ESRI Map – See the real-time effects of the storm via social media posts.

Google’s Crisis Map for Sandy – Includes shelters, public alerts, some social media, etc.

City-by-City Impact Estimates

CNN Coverage Blog – Breaking news updates on Hurricane Sandy

Side-by-Side Comparison of Hurricanes Sandy and Irene

List of Webcams on the East Coast

Evacuations, Shutdowns on East Coast before Storm

Hurricane Sandy’s Top 5: What You Need to Know

National Capital Region Alerts and Information

John Hopkins University modeling: 10 Million Could Lose Power

Sandy Prompts Airlines to Cancel 6,800 Flights


IEM will continue to monitor social media coverage as Hurricane Sandy affects the eastern United States.


Author: Disaster Social Network