Aug 26 AT 12:21 PM Anthony Domanico 13 Comments

Hurricane Irene headed your way? Stay out of harm’s way with two Android apps


If you live on the east coast of the United States, chances are you’ve heard of this little thing called Hurricane Irene, a severe storm that may wreak havoc from North Carolina all the way up to Maine.

If you do happen to be in harm’s way (we’re sending safe, happy thoughts your way!), the following Android applications can help you track Irene’s path and prepare for the emergency, should you find yourself in the eye of the storm.

Hurricane Hound

Hurricane Hound has both a free and ad-free ($1.99) version of their storm tracking application. Though both applications allow you to track the path of the hurricane, the ad-free version adds the ability to overlay current radar and satellite images.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has just released an Android application that focuses on emergency preparedness. This tool will help you put together an emergency kit, as well as provide a map with FEMA disaster recovery locations and shelters, should you find your town devastated by Irene’s wrath.

These two applications should provide you with all the information you need to stay safe in light of the pending hurricane. And both applications can be had for free (if you can live without a few features found in the ad-free Hurricane Hound). You can find the applications by clicking on the links highlighted above.

Remember to stay safe, Android and Me readers! Let us know how your experience with Hurricane Irene went (and let us know you’re alright), by dropping a comment below.


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Source: Techland

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