Befitting a storm of Hurricane Sandy’s size, there’s a proportionate number of hashtags on Twitter offering news and information from the states affected by the storm. Among these hashtags are #SandyPhilly, #PhillysecuringforSandy, #SandyCenPa, #DESandy, #NJSandy,#NYSandy and plain old #Sandy.
As the region contends with the remaining bluster and rain, there are many resources to help connect people with shelter, reconnect with loved ones, and get timely information about the latest conditions.
An American Red Cross website offers a tool for people displaced by the storm to make sure friends and loved ones know they are OK or vice versa. The Safe and Well website lets users either list themselves as safe and well or find others who have listed themselves. Helpfully, American Red Cross also has an interactive crisis map with shelter details.
Here are some other useful Tweets, organizations and websites to follow to get more detailed information for patients and infrastructure updates.
Resources for cancer patients
’ Care-Aware Wellness (@iCareAware) October 29, 2012
Emergency management services
Get details from FEMA through a Twitter list for Sandy for New York City (@femaregion2/NYC) New Jersey (@femaregion2/New Jersey) and New York state (@femaregion2/New York State Sandy). It includes updates from cities across the states and boroughs across New York, contacts for up-to-date alerts and road closures and public transportation news as well as who has power and who doesn’t.
Red Cross Services
’ CNET (@CNET) October 29, 2012
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