What are the best resources everyone should rely upon during hurricane season?

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    #1Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Digital Toolkit

    Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Digital Toolkit

    In this website, you will find a digital toolkit that contains a social media posts and links to graphics/videos hurricane preparedness and improves clear actionable information for individual and community preparedness.


    Barbara Williamson
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "@Israel Jaramillo Totes agree on this. So many links that can prove useful during the incoming storm for any person, especially those on the path of Florence. I'm glad guides like these exist, theyre suuuper essential. Stay safe, fellow Americans, and God Bless!"
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    #2Hurricanes - National Geographic

    Hurricanes - National Geographic

    In this National Geographic article, you can find an explanation (with powerful images) everything you need to know about the origin of these natural disasters named hurricanes.


    Arthur Jimenez
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "What better place to get background information on hurricanes other than National Geographic? It may not be minute by minute updates of hurricanes but the article explains exactly what causes them, the type of damage they do and some defenses for them. A nice, fast read."
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    #3Hurricane Hound

    Hurricane Hound

    Hurricane Hound gives you hurricane tracking on a Google Maps background. It shows the tracks and forecasts of active hurricanes tropical storms and also highlights areas the National Weather Service is watching for possible development.




    James Wells
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This is a good app for tracking hurricanes in real time. This was helpful to me in following the recent hurricanes in the southeast U.S. It is easy to use and has good features. It has some minor issues with functionality, but overall pretty solid."
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    #4My Hurricane Tracker

    My Hurricane Tracker

    My Hurricane Tracker is an app that allows you to track tornados, cyclones, and tropical storms. It gives you weather warnings in a beautiful interface with no cluttered screens so you can easily understand what you see.


    iOS, Android


    Alexander Rivera
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This time of year, especially this year, having an easy one stop shop for hurricane tracking is super convenient. My hurricane tracker is a great one stop for this and is much better than trying to navigate local or national weather forecasts to find an up to date track of the storm(s)."
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    UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. They work with governments, civic leaders, celebrities, corporations, campus groups, churches, teachers and ordinary people. On their website, you can donate to several of their causes. 



    Kelly Black
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "Unicef USA is a great organization with their efforts to support the hungry and displaced. With this year's hurricane season, Unicef's work is more important than ever before. It a great resource for getting all kinds of assistance to those in need. And if you happen to be one of the unfortunate people displaced by disaster, they'll be there for you."
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    #6Hurricane by American Red Cross

    Hurricane by American Red Cross

    Hurricane by American Red Cross is a free app for iOS and Android devices that allows users to monitor conditions in their location or throughout the storm track. Aside from English, this app is also available in the Spanish language.


    Android, iOS


    Janice Mills
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "If someone was looking for resources on how to prepare for a hurricane and how to find help afterwards, the American Red Cross offers a great app that's compatible with most devices. It keeps you up-to-date on alerts in your area so you can monitor incoming storms and gives tips on how to survive so you can plan ahead. It also helps you let your family know your okay. I would definitely use this app during any hurricane disaster."
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    #7National Hurricane Center

    National Hurricane Center

    The National Hurricane Center is a free website that offers watches, warnings, forecasts, and analysis of hazardous tropical weather. This webpage can be accessed through any internet browsers.



    Bryan Stone
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "2017 is a reminder that we can have really bad hurricane seasons in the US, and there is no better resource than the National Hurricane Center website. Get all the latest information with interactive maps, advisories, watches and warnings. Be safe and smart!"
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    #8KPRC Hurricane Tracker

    KPRC Hurricane Tracker

    Android app with radar and satellite images, tracking charts, tracker maps, checklists for storm preparation, evacuation routes and traffic maps...




    Michelle Mitchell
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I live in hurricane territory and was trying to find a good app to rely on during the hurricane season to keep me up to date and safe. I tried KPRC Hurricane Tracker and it works great for my needs. It doesn't crash, it has tons of great features, and it's definitely up-to-date. It's everything I need to track any hurricanes near me and get news when I want it."
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    #9American Red Cross

    American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross is an organization dedicated to preventing and relieving suffering, in the US and around the world. On their website, you can find information to donate, volunteer, and more.



    Samuel Williamson
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "The American Red Cross website is great insofar as it allows for immediate charitable donations for disaster relief directly from the website. It also provides updated information on hurricanes, and tips for safety during a weather emergency. It is probably the number one resource for information, communication, and community support during hurricane season."
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    #10The Weather Channel

    The Weather Channel
    The Weather Channel is a free weather app for iOS and Android devices. Aside from weather radar, report and hurricane coverage, it also provides national and local weather forecasts for cities. It can also be accessed through web browsers.

    Web, Android, iOS


    Gary Taylor
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "The weather channel is awesome they have great meteorologists over there on that team. You can never go wrong with them they also have a great mobile app that is what I use and I love it. I never go without it."
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    #11Hurricane Software Pro

    Hurricane Software Pro
    Hurricane Software Pro is an application for Android devices that shows a hurricane's coordinates and high-resolution maps. It also shows satellite images, storm tracks, warning information, etc.



    Robert Richards
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "this was literally a life saver for us when we were in the path of a hurricane last month. The help this app provides in invaluable and can help in a dire situation of a hurricane. If you live in an area that is affected b hurricanes, then please do not hesitate to download this app. It can save a life!"
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    #12AccuWeather Hurricane Tracker

    AccuWeather Hurricane Tracker

    AccuWeather has an Interactive Hurricane Tracker on its website that lets you check the trajectory and severity of hurricanes depending on your location.



    Nathan White
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I honestly dont use this much anymore as I hold a degree in meteorology and have better tools availableto me now. however, for the novice, it is ok to use in conjunction with other tools when tracking coordinates and NHC updates."
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    #13Storm Radar

    Storm Radar

    Storm Radar is a free app that provides a high-resolution weather radar that gives users a detailed view of how much rain or snow is in their area. It also shows how storms are moving, storm tracks, hurricanes, and tropical storms.


    Android, iOS


    Marie Webb
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I like that this app is run by the weather channel. That's how you know you can trust it for the most accurate and up to date information. I wish it would provide more than 6 hours of radar, but I guess no one can see the future. Six hours isn't really enough to prepare fully if the radar changes. This app is faster and designed better than similar apps."
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    #14Weather Wiz Kids

    Weather Wiz Kids

    Weather Wiz Kids is a fun and safe website that teaches kids about the fascinating world of weather. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to give them the right tools to explain the different types of weather to children.


    Joseph Montgomery
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This website uses simple, positive language and good levels of detail that are age-appropriate to teach kids what they need to know about weather. Good resource and I'd highly recommend this for teaching about weather!"
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    Windy is an intuitive, fast, efficient and the most accurate weather forecast app trusted by professional pilots, surfers, boaters, fishermen, kiters, storm chasers and weather geeks. Useful whether you are tracking a tropical storm, impending severe weather, planning a trip, or you just need to know if it will rain this weekend.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Janice Greene
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "A must have app to show what to expect as the storms are developing. I'd like a more localized approach, but the information that Windy provides is literally life saving. Knowing what and when to expect the wind and the storms is a valuable resource. The pictures and the overview can't be beat. "
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    Zello is an app that turns your phone or tablet into a walkie talkie. Talk to your contacts privately or join public channels.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sophia Li
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I love this app in emergencies. Wifi is very spotty and phone lines can go down. At least with this app, I can keep my loved ones updated without relying on networks with its walkie talkie features."
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    #17Hurricane Tracker

    Hurricane Tracker

    Hurricane Tracker is an app that lets you monitor and track hurricanes and tropical storms with interactive maps, live video, forecasts, local shelters, evacuation zones, and emergency numbers. See what is in the storm’s path by viewing the latest cone of uncertainty and forecast path models, and more.


    Ryan Roberts
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Monitor and track hurricanes and tropical storms with this all-inclusive free app. Interactive maps, live video, forecasts, local shelters, evacuation zones and emergency numbers are right at your fingertips. What else could you want. An excellent resource to track hurricanes."


Best What are the best resources everyone should rely upon during hurricane season
1Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Digital ToolkitWebsites 36 Paid
2Hurricanes - National GeographicWebsites 32 Paid
3Hurricane HoundApps 28 Paid
4My Hurricane TrackerApps 27 Free
5UNICEF USAWebsites 24 Free
6Hurricane by American Red CrossApps 23 Free
7National Hurricane CenterWebsites 23 Free
8KPRC Hurricane TrackerApps 19 Free
9American Red CrossWebsites 18 Free
10The Weather ChannelApps 15 Free

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