According to reports, Tropical Storm Isaac is on track to hit the Gulf Coast. Isaac is expected to become a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
Hurricane warnings have been issued along the northern Gulf Coast from Morgan City, La., to Destin, Fla., which includes New Orleans and coastal Mississippi. Tornado warnings were also issued for southern Florida.
So if you’re on the East Coast, and looking for apps to track Hurricane Isaac, here’s the list of top apps available in the App Store:
Hurricane ($2.99) – This aptly named app called Hurricane developed by Kitty Code is one of the most popular and top rated apps in the App Store for tracking hurricanes. The app allows you to track the hurricane with animated satellite images, interactive forecast, 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 and you can also enable push notifications to keep yourself informed on Isaac’s progress.
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 (iTunes link) for iPad users is available for $3.99 .
You may also checkout the following paid apps:
Hurricane Express ($0.99) – (iTunes link): It is the Lite version of Hurricane for iPhone.
Hurricane Tracker ($2.99) – (iTunes link): is another top rated app in the App Store. This app provides minute by minute update on Hurricane Isaac with complete tracking maps, push alerts, frequent audio and video updates and tons of other features.
You can also checkout the following free apps:
FEMA (iTunes Link): The free app from Federal Emergency Management Agency is also a must-have app. It includes an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations and shelters, ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog.
Hurricance Forecaster (iTunes link) – is one of the popular and top rated free app in the App Store with 4+ rating.
HurricaneSoftware.com’s iHurricane HD with Push (iTunes link) – is a popular free app for both iPhone and iPad. It offers in-app purchase of additional features such as push alerts and extended content.
In case, you’ve discovered a great app to track hurricanes that we haven’t mentioned above, then please feel free to let us know in the comments.
To all our readers in the path of Isaac, please take care and be safe!