I've been hearing a steady stream of misinformation during Sandy. Only one thing was confirmed by CNN.
Those that May be True:
"Power out + backup generators have failed tonight at NYU Hospital, one of NYC's largest. Patients/staff being evacuated. Personnel manually evacuating PICU & NICU down 9 flights of stairs."
- Verified by CNN at 10:32, Twitter had it an hour earlier. I doubted it at first. I doubted it because far more Tweets have been wrong
Those That May be False (or true, just no news channel has confirmed it yet)
"Fire on 3rd floor of Coney Island Hospital, which is surrounded by floodwaters. FDNY cannot access it."
"19 workers trapped in Con Ed station that blew up on video."
"Floor of NYSE flooded."
"Bellevue Hospital is running out of Oxygen & have about 1 HOUR of Power left on Generator
"Jeeps to Be Made in China."
And just like the last Northern weather event, the real story won't be in NYC.