Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jeitner, C., et al. (2013). Trusted Information Sources Used During and After Superstorm Sandy: TV and Radio Were Used More Often Than Social Media. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. 76(20):1138-50.
The authors examined information sources used for Superstorm Sandy with respect to the storm, evacuation routes, shelters, safety, and health issues in Central New Jersey and Jersey Shore communities. They conclude that the reliance on traditional sources of information (i.e., TV, radio, friends) observed suggests that the extreme power outages made web, cell phones, and social media on cell phones less usable.