Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I Got Through Sandy With a Little Help From *Twitter*

I spent the day freaked out about the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, wondering when the power was going to crap out, and running around the house checking for flooding.
In the meantime I spent my day on twitter checking my feed for updates, photos, and chatting through my nerves with fellow twitter friends who were also going through Sandy's tantrum.

I relied on twitter for information during Hurricane Irene and was amazed at how helpful it was. I was able to learn about weater conditions in areas near me and then try to predict what the weather would be like when it arrived in my area. For example, during Irene there were many tornado warnings and watches. I was able to find out if there was one near us before the sirens sounded.

I experienced the same reliable information and advice during this hurricane. I also appreciated the support.

We started off the morning with the challenge of Polo refusing to use the bathroom outside in the cold, pelting rain, and crazy wind. Due to my twitter friends, I was able to get advice from @SewFabShop to take Polo under the deck to get him to go to the bathroom. I did so and it worked. Under the deck was a flooded, muddy, mess but he was happy to be out of heavy rain and wind.

Here's a few of my favorite sources on twitter where I received reliable, up to date, info about Sandy:

@GovernorMarkell
@GovChristie
@FEMA
@Delaware_gov
@Wdel
@BBCBreaking

I also followed these #hashtags:
#Sandy
#SandyDE
#Frankenstorm

Where do you get your information during a big storm?

2 thoughts:

Kaela. said...

Just came across your blog! Glad you are safe & sound post-Sandy! :) Looking forward to following your blog & getting to know you!

Gina Phillips {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks so much Kaela! Welcome to the Hiya Luv community! :)

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