Hurricane Irene’s Own Twitter Account & Current News Tools

As Hurricane Irene continues its relentless path over the US East Coast we’ve already given readers some useful online tracking tools for keeping an eye on the projected path. Today we have what should hopefully be more helpful information with online resources showing current conditions and also news that Hurricane Irene now has its own Twitter account.

Firstly we’ll give you news of Irene’s Twitter account, which is seeing increasing tweets as the storm progresses. @irene may sound frivolous and has a tag saying “I don’t want to hurt anyone,” but it is actually playing a part in keeping people informed. As well as a pretty neat detailing from the storm itself and snippets of its travels such as, “Cape Lookout, NC doesn’t look anything like the brochure my travel agent gave me but still a very charming town,” this new Twitter account is also retweeting messages from the NYC Mayor’s Office Twitter account and trying to help people stay safe, according to Charlie White over on Mashable.

In further Hurricane Irene news another article on Mashable has listed some online resources that will help you keep a close eye on the current conditions, always assuming you keep a connection of course! The Google Crisis Response dashboard not only helps users to track the storm but also uses information from the National Weather Service to predict storm surges. The NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center provides straightforward facts with updates every three hours on Facebook, particularly important when the storm is so changeable.

If you’re away from the areas affected by Hurricane Irene, there’s a fascinating way of seeing it from somebody’s perspective in the middle of it. Ray Wert’s Jalopnik Live Blog comes from Wert who is located in evacuation Zone A in New York City and has decided to sit it out and blog his experiences. Apart from Hurricane Irene’s own Twitter account you can also use #irene which is a useful way of seeing an extremely wide range of opinions, experiences, pictures and commentaries about the storm. For more useful sources and detail on these check out the Mashable article at the link above.

It just remains for us to say to all those people still in the path of Hurricane Irene to take extra care and stay safe. If you’re able to, we’d be interested in hearing your experiences or share with us other useful resources by sending us your comments.