I spent some time following the photos and tweets on Hurricane Sandy yesterday and I’m sharing the standouts with you.
We keep seeing that social media is a huge game changer for natural disasters. You get literally millions of local reporters on the ground and the pictures were by turns amazing, frightening and downright funny.
You can go to Twitter and follow #Sandy to see the more serious ones like:
@andrewzimmern: NOAA has officially upgraded #sandy from Tropical Storm to Shitstorm. Trees in friends houses in NJ, power out all over eastern seaboard.
Then there were the less serious ones:
@nerddad: #Sandy‘s beginning to remind me of the Kardashians. Big, wet, and willing to blow the entire East Coast just to get on TV.
@DeathStarPR: If you lose power, don’t think of it as being caught in a blackout, think of it as temporarily falling to the Dark Side. #Sandy
@sandyhuricane_: IF YOUR EMERGENCY HURRICANE KIT AINT GOT ALCOHOL & CONDOMS IN IT, YOU AINT DOIN IT RIGHT!
And my all-time favorite Hurricane Sandy tweet (so far):
I laughed so hard when I saw that photo, I started choking.
What was your favorite natural disaster tweet? Is Hurricane Sandy affecting you and your loved ones? (If so, please let us know if we can help!) Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!