Check Out These Hurricane Prep Apps

Hurricane Irene whacked the east coast over two weeks ago and people are still pumping out. Roads are still messed up and life has changed for many. My property was in the path, although she went a little west of me so I was spared any damage.

But if she did head a little east I was prepared. What helped me prepare was technology. For almost a week I had sms text messages coming into my iPhone via iMapWeather Radio.

iMapWeather Radio 9.99: only app offering critical voice and text alerts on life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone will “wake up” and also “follow you” with alerts wherever you go. Listen with ease to local weather forecasts while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a Weather Radio, with all the convenience and precision of a smart phone.

The Weather Channel FREE: Looking for the most accurate weather information available? The Weather Channel’s staff of 200+ meteorologists, along with our patented ultra-local TruPoint(sm) weather technology, allow to provide you with the weather tools you need to plan your day, week, or even the next hour.

National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center FREE: isn’t an app at all. But it is the source of all apps information. You can go to the site and save the link as “Add to Home Screen”.

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