Watch Storm Porn On The Internets Because You Probably Shouldn’t Go Outside

Below: the view from the 51st floor of the New York Times building, 620 Eighth Avenue

Want to watch Hurricane Sandy? Like, the real epic scenes?

Everything is closed on campus, Governor Malloy has ordered all non-emergency vehicles off the state highways by 1 p.m. (Malloy: “Stay home. Let me repeat that—stay home”), Mayor Drew has declared a state of emergency, and you probably shouldn’t go outside if you can avoid it. (Note: you can.)

https://twitter.com/aSandyHurricane/status/262677504395988992

Unless you’re going streaking.

Thankfully, you can watch it from the comfort of your macbook. Over at the Atlantic Wire, there’s this useful round-up of the Best Places to See the Storm Online, otherwise known as “user-generated storm porn.” That includes, of course, Flickr, Hashgram, and a pretty awesome visual representation of the country’s wind patterns. (It’s slow to load, so be patient.)

My favorite item by far, though, is #instacane, which automatically reposts Instagram uploads with the hashtag #Sandy and thus provides “the story of hurricane sandy told through instagram.” As the Wire explains it, #instacane is “a one stop shop for any and all Instagram filtered goodness related to the Hurricane,” as well as “a lot of people doing things indoors shots and empty supermarket shelves.” (Speaking of which, here’s a picture of Weshop last night, courtesy of A. Block ’13.)

Anyway, you can check out #instacane for yourself here. Some highlights appear below.

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[Atlantic Wire]