The most devastating storm in decades to hit the country's most densely populated region cut off modern communication and left millions without power as thousands fled their water-menaced homes. By Tuesday evening, the death toll from superstorm Sandy reached nearly 50 souls.

Latest storm information

The New York Times: Hurricane Sandy: Live updates

U.S. News on NBCNews.com: Live updates on Hurricane Sandy

Time: Live updates on the superstorm

CNN: Live updates: Hurricane Sandy

Resources, information and how you can help

Map with location, forecast, more info (Google Crisis Response)

National Weather Service imagery, storm details

The Weather Channel's Hurricane Central

The Disaster Distress Helpline (a program of @samhsagov) is ready and available with 24/7 crisis counseling and support, 1-800-985-5990.

Get food and water for at least 5 days for each pet. When preparing to hunker down, don't forget pets. #sandypets

Also, Twitter accounts along the East Coast are providing specific #Sandy safety tips @femaregion1 @femaregion2 @FEMAregion3.

Red Cross

» Main: www.redcross.org

» Donate: www.redcross.org/charitable-donations

» Utah Chapter: www.utahredcross.org

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To help, make a donation by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visiting the social media links above. You can text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to the local Red Cross chapter or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.