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Live Coverage: Hurricane Sandy Hits The East Coast – Storm Streaming + Webcams + Apps + Resources — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

Live Coverage: Hurricane Sandy Hits The East Coast – Storm Streaming + Webcams + Apps + Resources

Hurricane Sandy AKA ‘Frankenstorm‘ is on its way up the East Coast and the full moon forecast calls for it to combine with a couple of severe weather systems in the Northeast that according to experts is threatening to be ‘the storm of the century’. With the U.S. Presidential Election just days away, this event will no doubt be a major disruption.

If you’re looking for updates on what’s going on, you can check out the NY Times live webcam from Times building’s 51st Floor in New York which updates every 60 seconds, the Google Crisis Map for more information on observations and warnings, CrisisWiki for local resources, the Sandycam at the Livestream headquarters in Manhattan as well as live video coverage from the Weather Channel below.

And if you think the storm is being overhyped, just check out this photo of Lower Manhattan during Hurricane Donna in 1960.

Oh yeah and looking for emergency apps? You can get these too along with some particularly important news briefings from NYC Mayor Miguel Bloombito.

Update: 10:13 AM
For those concerned about flooding, here is a helpful Storm Surge Warning System Map from The Center for Maritime Systems at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Update: 10:40 AM
MIT’s Center for Civic Media, announces #HurricaneHackers: a shared space for gathering information and organizing tech+social projects related to Hurricane Sandy.

Update: 4:45 PM
Con Ed has an online outage map for those in the NYC area which is being updated every 15 minutes.

Update: 5:07 PM
For those trying to figure out what evacation zone they’re in, here is a helpful New York City Evacuation Zone Map.

Update: 5:19 PM
Newsday is live blogging updates of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on Long Island.

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