Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Resources

This post is now kept as an archive

Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall around 6pm Monday. Most severe effects expected include major flooding, storm surge, wind damage and heavy snowfall. Significant effects are ongoing along the US eastern coast including New York City and Washington DC

Here are some resources for tracking Hurricane Sandy. The storm is predicted to make an unusual westward curve into the Eastern U.S. coast late Monday into early Tuesday, and will likely combine with another weather system to form a significant threat. I will keep this page updated as the storm develops. Please also check out the dashboard and resources tabs on this site for more resources.

For those in the path of Sandy, you can get official general forecasts from the National Hurricane Center, and local information from the NWS Hurricane Local Statements. You can also find twitter feeds of your local emergency management officials on the excellent Map of reliable twitter feeds which was originally set up for Hurricane Irene. General preparation advice can be found on the FEMA blog.

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National Hurricane Center - official watches, warnings, advisories, probability cones, etc
Hurricane Local Statements - for specific areas
Stormpulse - high quality maps and tracking tools (subscription)
Weather Underground Sandy Tracking Page - nice tracking resources SandyTracking Page
VueToo Sandy Situation Page - multiple concurrent maps of the storm's status
Hurricane Tracker iPad app
Hurricane Tracker iPhone app
FEMA blog (weather updates) - updates and preparation information.
Hurricane Sandy Wikipedia Page

Social media tools
Google News on Hurricane Sandy- hits for Sandy on Google News
Google Crisis Map for Sandy (see above)
Tweak the Tweet (TtT) event map for Sandy
Map of reliable twitter feeds - shows feeds of local emergency management agencies, etc (originally for Irene)
Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker - blog with updates and discussion
ESRI Tweet Map - map with hurricane track and tweets
Red Cross Shelters on map
Humanity Road aggregation site

Other tools and information
Hurricane Watch Net - streaming audio during active events
Hurricane Sandy Zello channel - 2-way voice chat on Hurricane Sandy
Radio Reference Wiki Major Events - radio frequencies and such like for major disasters (should they happen)


  1. Thanks for this awesome Blog. I live in North Carolina. I use to live on Long Island. So I'm very happy to have a hub of information that helps me track hurricane Sandy. It says me a lot of time searching Google trying to find the latest update.

    I have many family and friends from Norfolk to Boston and I want to keep an eye on the latest developments. Again thanks for putting this information together.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, and stay safe!

  3. thanks for posting.