WTKR/3 in Norfolk has live coverage streaming on the Web. So does WGNT. It’s the same show, also being carried on WHRV radio (streaming at that link). So if you want to see and hear live coverage where the action is, from mainstream media, those are the places. WVEC, WAVY, WHRO and WVBT all have pretty much the usual static sites. (Correct me if I’m wrong.)
WTKR and WGNT get a high five for casting globally by streaming locally. This is something they can do, but the Weather Channel cannot, because it’s tied up with obligations to broadcast live only over cable. Local stations aren’t encumbered by the same obligations, outside of network programming. (They just used some uStream video from cage-free journalists in North Carolina, and keep thanking their Facebook friends, which is cool. Some props should go to blogs and tweets too, though.)
[Later…] Here is a list of all TV stations now streaming live on the Net:
- Tidewater Virginia —WTKR and WGNT. Also carried on WHRV radio.
- Richmond — WTVR
- Washington DC — none
- Baltimore — WMAL
- Philadelphia — none
- New York — WNYW
- Boston — none so far
- Hartford-New Haven — WTNH
[Later still: midnight Eastern…] With the storm passed, WTKR/WGNT went off. WMAL doesn’t seem to be on. WNYW is still up (with the storm approaching). WNYC‘s stream is quite good on radio.
For visualization of the storm itself, it’s hard to beat Intellicast:
Click on the image, mouse over the map that comes up, and move it to position it where you like. Click on “press play to start” to see the image animated.
Irene appears to have no clear and open eye right now, as she moves north up along Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Tidewater Virginia and the Delmarva peninsula.
[later still…] Last but far from least: the state that seems to have gotten the worst of Irene was off the mainstream radar but right up her final alley: Vermont. The flooding has been terrible.
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