Sandy victims turned to social media during the storm

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    FILE - This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, provided by the National Hurricane Center shows Category 2 Hurricane Sandy moving northward across eastern Cuba. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. in 2012 had the second most weather extremes on record, behind 1998. There were 11 different disasters that caused more than $1 billion in damage, including Superstorm Sandy and the drought, NOAA said. (AP Photo/NOAA)

    FILE - This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, provided by the National Hurricane Center shows Category 2 Hurricane Sandy moving northward across eastern Cuba. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. in 2012 had the second most weather extremes on record, behind 1998. There were 11 different disasters that caused more than $1 billion in damage, including Superstorm Sandy and the drought, NOAA said. (AP Photo/NOAA)

    Many of the now 200,000 followers on Jersey Shore Hurricane News relied on the Facebook page for information about Superstorm Sandy as well as its aftermath and recovery process.  NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller spoke about social media’s role in disseminating information with NewsWorks Down the Shore blogger Justin Auciello, the founder of Jersey Shore Hurricane News.

     

     

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