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Social media helps out as Hurricane Sandy approaches

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WASHINGTON, Oct 28, 2012 (AFP) _ Locating the nearest emergency shelter or chatting live with forecasters _ social networks were abuzz with the latest news, tips and reassurance Sunday as Americans hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy. 

The massive storm, which has already killed at least 66 people in the Caribbean, is expected to pummel large swathes of the US East Coast, leading authorities to order evacuations and halt public transport in some areas.

On Twitter, enSandy was one of the top trending topics in cities and areas on the predicted pathway of the storm as nervous residents looked for the latest news and posted links to useful websites on how to stay safe.

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