iPhone Apps To Track Hurricane Irene


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According to reports, Hurricane Irene has swept over eastern North Carolina this afternoon. Though the hurricane has dropped to Category 1 storm, with maximum speeds of around 85mph, forecasters believe that it will still be a menacing hurricane.

So if you’re on the East Coast, and looking for apps to track Hurricane Irene, then here’s a list of apps.

Hurricane ($2.99) – This aptly named app called Hurricane developed by Kitty Code is one of the most top rated and popular app in the App Store for tracking hurricanes. The app allows you to track the hurricane with animated satellite images and interactive forecast and tracking map and also offers an interactive 5 day forecast cone. It also tells you how far you are from various points in the storm. It also brings detailed video updates thanks to the partnership with HurrianceTrack.com.

It is currently available in the App Store for $2.99, which is a 25% discount. You can purchase and download it using this iTunes link.

Hurricane HD for iPad users is available in the App Store for $3.99 (iTunes link).

You may also checkout the following paid apps:

Hurricane Express  ($1.99) – also developed by Kitty Code, is the Lite version of Hurricane for iPhone (iTunes link).

Hurricane Tracker  ($2.99) – is another top rated and popular app in the App Store. This app provides minute by minute update on Hurricane Irene with a live feed and frequent audio updates and tons of other features. (iTunes link)

You can also checkout the following free apps:

Hurricance Forecast – is one of the popular and top rated free app in the App Store with 4+ rating. (iTunes link)

HurricaneSoftware.com’s iHurricane HD with Push – is a popular free app. It offers in-app purchase of additional features such as Push and extended content. (iTunes link).

Digital Tools from FEMA:

In addition to the apps for tracking Hurricane Irene, FEMA has just launched two new digital tools – a FEMA Android app and Text Messaging service, which provide information about how to prepare for and recover from hurricanes. You can receive the updates on your iPhone as follows:

  • Text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA) to sign up to receive monthly disaster safety tips
  • Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345)
    (For availability of shelters and services, contact your local emergency management agency.)
  • Text DRC + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest disaster recovery center in your area (for example, if you lived in Annandale, Virginia with a Zip Code of 22003, you’d text DRC 22003).

In case, you’ve discovered a great app to track hurricanes that we’ve mentioned above, then please feel free to let us know in the comments.

To all our readers on the east coast, please take care and be safe!

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