The web has been flooded with powerful images and moving videos of the devastation brought on by Super Storm Sandy last week. It would be difficult to choose one example of how multimedia was used to cover this ongoing tragedy. So we tried to collect a few examples here.

Many news sites that have displayed photo slideshows of storm damage. In this example, The New York Times showcases photos of hurricane damage in an interactive graphic. This is a great example of how different types of media–in this case photos and data visualization–can be combined to tell a very powerful and more complete story. The interactive map allows users to view reader-submitted photos. The map is also color-coded to show different types of damage, such as fires, structural damage and downed trees. Readers are also encouraged to submit personal photographs to contribute to the growing collection of images here.

Click here to access this New York Times interactive

The Huffington Post published an interactive photo gallery that allows the user to slide the mouse across  photographs to see before and after pictures of a specific area affected by the storm. We haven’t found a more immediate and powerful way to show the extent of the damage.

Click here to view this Huffington Post interactive provides a useful tool for storm survivors hoping to locate resources like gas and emergency shelter. Information about traffic advisories, damage assessments and weather updates can quickly accessed by clicking each category. Although this map is simple, it provides essential interactive information to storm survivors.

Click here to view this Google map


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