State DOTs Share Sandy Images

It has been a few days since Hurricane Sandy slammed her way through the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. Throughout the storm and as soon as the winds subsided after the storm, state DOT crews were on the job clearing roads of debris and closing roads too damaged to open.

As if we needed a reminder of the importance of photos in our communications programs, here are a few images from a few of the states affected by Hurricane Sandy. The stories these photos tell are truly worth thousands of words.

New York State Department of Transportation
House Under A Bridge

New York State Department of Transportation
Trucks Ready to Roll
More social media from NYSDOT.

Virginia Department of TransportationVirginia Snow Storm
More social media from VDOT.

Rhode Island Department of Transportation
Flood Water Over the Road
More social media from RIDOT.

North Carolina Department of Transportation
Beach Road Buckled
More social media from NCDOT.

West Virginia Department of Transportation
Tree Clearing
More social media from WVDOT.

Maryland Department of Transportation
Tree clearing
More social media from Maryland DOT.

Delaware Department of Transportation
More social media from DelDOT

Technology Helps Overcome Hurricane Sandy

Like millions of people living along the East Coast this week, I hunkered down and waited out “frankenstorm” that was Hurricane Sandy. My family and I were glued to Facebook and Twitter, in addition to local TV channels and CNN.

I was supposed to be in Utah today to participate in a panel discussion on the use of social media by transportation agencies in the public involvement process. But by Sunday afternoon it was clear that the storm was so huge, my most reasonable plan should be to stay home and make sure my family was safe. My Utah hosts suggested that if conditions allowed we could still have me participate in the session via Skype or Google+Continue reading