Downloadable apps have become helpful tools in disaster preparation. Here are a few to consider.
(TNS) -- The last time South Florida was walloped by a hurricane, apps were not even invented yet. We hope we won’t have to give them a test drive next week, but to be prepared we’ve compiled a list of some useful apps to track the storm and to use in the aftermath, provided we have service, of course.
In a related digital development, Google said Thursday that it has enhanced its weather forecasts and Public Alerts in Google Search to better track hurricanes. Now, when you search the web for information about particular storms, you may see a map showing your location in relation to the oncoming storm, visualizations of its forcasted track, wind severity and arrival time according to NOAA, and instructions for preparing and staying safe, from FEMA and ready.gov. The safety recommendations will be tailored to reflect the current status of the storm and the searcher’s current location.
Now, here is a sampling of apps you may want to download for your hurricane kit.
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