Hurricane Sandy, the slow moving mega storm is pounding the Northeast coast of the United States and those caught in the middle of it all are sharing photos of their experiences on Twitter and Instagram using the #Sandy hashtag.
Watching this stream of photos provides a context for the storm that’s not usually seen by those of us not in experiencing it firsthand. Whether it’s a family playing board games by candlelight, a full wine glass next to some ice cream and a magazine, or an uprooted tree in the front yard, each photo tells a unique story of what it’s like to be stuck in Sandy’s path.
On the main WeatherChute page, you can watch as a real time stream of photos pop up next to the state that they’re coming from. The map interface also provides a heat map indicating where the photos are sourced from and there’s options to share the site via Facebook, Twitter and Email.
If you click on one of the states, it will display the photos for that particular state. Below, you’ll see the photos submitted from Virginia and submit photos yourself by clicking on the + icon on the top right of the page.
So go ahead and check out WeatherChute and experience the visual story of Hurricane Sandy as it unfolds in real time.Read More