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Hurricane Sandy: How data journalists spread information about the storm
Google Crisis Response created this interactive map showing weather, emergency shelters and power authorities.
As the East cost braced for Hurricane Sandy, data journalists across the country were working in realtime to spread the news. We gathered some of the interesting interactive coverage and data visualizations we found from around the web. Have a suggestion for our list? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @IRE_NICAR.
- Timothy Barmann of the Providence Journal put together these maps and graphics tracking power outages in Rhode Island.
- Simon Rogers and John Burn-Murdoch created this interactive for The Guardian Data Blog showing verified deadly events in the storm's path.
- John Keefe of WYNC created this map of New York City evacuation zones, this map of New York and New Jersey flood zones and this realtime storm tracker. WYNC also had this map of flood gauge statuses in the area and this storify of reader experiences.
- The New York Times staff created this map of flooding and evacuation zones, with evacuation sites. It's also searchable by zip code. Soon after the storm, the Times also had this interactive showing the storm's damage, including power outages, flooding, damage to transportation systems and wind speeds. Other interactives at the Times included this view from the 51st floor of the Times building updated every minue.
- USA Today created this interactive map showing storm surges, rain, wind and explainers of tropical storms.
- The Washington Post staff created this responsive page with Google's crisis map, a live blog and social media feeds.
- The Asbury Park Press posted this interactive of photos from the storm. Delaware online also posted an interactive gallery.
- The Atlantic vetted the various storm images circulating the internet and published this article labeling each as either real or fake.