Hurricane Sandy is hammering the east coast today as public transportation shuts down and people in flood zones evacuate to shelters. Thanks to technology, planning and preparing for severe weather is made easier with the many mobile apps available.
Here are some of the best apps for staying a step ahead of the storm:
iHurricane HD – Free: This app provides hurricane wind speeds, the eye of the hurricane location, and other forecasts. It also has real-time push notifications and alerts for warnings of any potential risk.
The Weather Channel – Free: Most of you may already have this app, but if you don’t – The Weather Channel app has full detailed forecast alerts, project path alerts, maps, and severe flood warning notifications.
Hurricane Tracker- $1.99: This app provides more than 65+ maps for tracking, push alerts, real-time audio and video updates and more.
Disaster Readiness- $1.49: The Disaster Readiness app provides a disaster supplies checklist and other hurricane emergency tips.
Many websites don’t hold up well against peak load traffic during a disaster like a hurricane. Therefore it is helpful to download a load tested native app for quick and easy tracking. What’s your favorite app for tracking and preparing for Hurricane Sandy? Feel free to share it in the comments section – and more importantly – stay safe!