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5 Best Hurricane Apps to Keep Your Family Connected!

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

With Hurricane Season fast approaching, the time to prepare is now! Along with having Impact rated Windows and Doors, or Hurricane Shutters, having the tools to stay connected to your Family should a storm turn our way should be at the top of your preparations list!

Thanks to numerous hurricane apps, you can now track storms, prepare your family and home, stay connected with others, and find assistance at the touch of a button. Featured below are 5 hurricane apps that will help you before, during, and after the storm.

Hurricane by the American Red Cross

This app allows you to monitor the areas that matter most to you while you learn more ways to prepare your home and family. It also gives you the latest alerts.

Download: iTunes | Google Play

Dark Sky

Dark Sky offers hyper-local weather tracking, enabling you to get real-time forecasts. The radar allows you to track the path of the storm, from beginning to the projected future. You can also get custom notification on the news you care about most.

Download: iTunes | Google Play


Staying connected can be vital during a storm, and Firechat helps you accomplish this effortlessly. It features free messaging without a signal or data plan and works in many different settings like crowded events, campuses, and much more.

Download: iTunes | Google Play


If you are planning to evacuate or are returning home, GasBuddy will help you determine which stations are experiencing gas outages and which ones have the best prices.

Download: iTunes | Google Play


If you are on the road before or after the storm, Waze will help you navigate through real-time hazards. Its instant route changes ensure that you will arrive at your destination in the quickest amount of time possible.

Download: iTunes | Google Play

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