updated 10/30/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/30/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
More than 7 million people were left without power as Superstorm Sandy drenched the East Coast overnight Monday.
Instead of waking up to updates via TV and radio, Twitter became the go-to for getting news as well as putting out personal statuses of storm survival.
Here are some of the reactions (as well as photo and video) as people survey the damage of the storm on Tuesday morning.