Best Internet Resources for Tracking Hurricane Sandy and Staying Safe

Our favorite links for avoiding hurricane scams, tracking Hurricane Sandy and protecting yourself and your family: Internet Scambusters #516


Internet Resources for Hurricane Sandy


Our hearts go out to everyone who is being affected by
Hurricane Sandy. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe.

Today’s issue is different. We decided that the most helpful
thing we can do today is send you some of the best links we’ve
found regarding the hurricane. These resources and articles
are quite varied — we hope you find them useful.

Hurricane Sandy Hits the Internet: How to Track, Watch, and Stay Safe
This is our favorite site because it has some excellent links
and updates. Be sure to scroll down the page.

Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map From Google
Track the storm’s current position, as well as separate layers
with important info.

Hurricane Sandy Will Flood Northeast with Disaster Scams: How to Avoid Them
Scammers always prey on people in need whenever there is a
disaster. Protect yourself. Here’s a good list of how to avoid
getting scammed by the Hurricane Sandy scams already out
there.

Some Tips for Staying in Touch During Hurricane Sandy
How to prepare and stay in touch if you lose power.

Hurricane Hackers on Twitter
Hurricane Hackers is a hashtag on Twitter (i.e.,
#hurricanehackers) for tech and social projects related to
Hurricane Sandy.

Emergency Preparedness: How to Prepare for a Very Quick Getaway
It may be too late to do some of these recommendations now,
but we wanted to share this link with you since it’s not too
late to take some of this advice.

Stay Scam-Free Through Disasters
Here are 10 emergency preparedness tips to help you and your
family prepare for disasters.

Finally, a reminder: tell the people closest to you that you
love and appreciate them. And we want you to know we
appreciate you. :-)