"There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy - most are images of people prepping for the storm and images of scenes outdoors," Systrom said in a statement that was posted to Poynter.
And it's not just the public that is using social media to document the storm. NASA released this satellite image on their Twitter page of the scope of Hurricane Sandy.
FEMA Director Craig Fugate also took to YouTube to help get out emergency information. Check out his message here.Facebook also played a big role in the storm. Throughout Sunday, Monday and Tuesday NOAA and the National Weather Service continued to update their facebook page with pictures and emergency information.