Getting Through #Sandy: Reporting and Connecting During a Superstorm
By Julie Ross Godar on October 30, 2012
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As the huge post-tropical superstorm Sandy surged through the Northeast U.S. causing enormous damage and several fatalities, people have been reporting from the scene and connecting as they can via social media. If you weathered Sandy last night and this morning, please check in as you can in the comments and let us know how you're faring.
Coming Together in Crisis
People retweeted news reports, rumors and the debunking of rumors, pictures from the scene, cries of distress, and crucial official messages, as well as reliable information streams such as FDNY, WNYC, and #hurricanehackers -- helping out with storm-related tech problems.
“@davidshuster: NYU hospital update:patients evacuated to Sloan Kettering & Mt. Sinai hosp.Staff/Ambulance/EMT's saved many lives.”
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) October 30, 2012
— Cheryl Contee (@ch3ryl) October 30, 2012
#ConEd - No Con Edison employees are trapped in a building. The story spreading is a rumor.
— Con Edison (@ConEdison) October 30, 2012
— Music Watson (@musiccaab) October 30, 2012
.@fdny gets Twitter. Not at all surprising, still good to see. It's so easy to do it right.
— Laurie White (@lauriewrites) October 30, 2012
— Chef Dorys (@foodcreate) October 29, 2012
Connecting and Sharing Well Wishes
I can't help but cry when anyone tweets about the NYU NICU nurses carrying those babies to safety. NICU was scary enough with no storms.
— Jane Patterson (@jelizap) October 30, 2012
Heard again from BIL, he's safe and warm. We're so grateful as he's not always the most cautious. Hope you and yours are safe tonight.
— Katie (@overflowinbrain) October 30, 2012
sandy sounds like the big bad wolf outside my house. blow blow blow my house down.
— danielle sipple (@FierceKitty) October 30, 2012
I am feeling way too freaked out to try to sleep. Heart in my throat. Bleah.
— Stacy Morrison (@bklynstacy) October 30, 2012
Guess what? The city was this dark before, during the black out. #dramaticbroadcasters
— suzannereisman (@suzannereisman) October 30, 2012
Going to bed after being glued to the news all night. Sending prayers for all the storm victims, God bless...
— Kathy Cano-Murillo (@CraftyChica) October 30, 2012
To all the nurses, doctors, first responders and hospital personnel at NYU, Coney Island, Bellevue and beyond, thank you.
— erinjudge (@erinjudge) October 30, 2012
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