Reddit, Twitter offer an oasis of info, resources for Harvey Reddit victims

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The historic impact of Tropical Storm Harvey has everyone from federal agencies to the National Weather Service reeling from the storm’s power, but in the midst of it all, once again, social media is proving to be a vital life line. This time in the form of Reddit.

A massive, constantly updated page titled the Hurricane Harvey Live Megathread has emerged as one of the best sources for real time information and updates on Harvey.

From official status updates on the storm, local flooding in Texas, and additional weather events such as tornadoes – which threaten to make a disastrous situation catastrophic – the Megathread is delivering on the promise of social media far beyond the realms of joke memes and political debates. Read more…

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