Our cellphones are typically glued to us at all times. There's no better way to use our smart devices than to help us prepare for natural disasters. You might be surprised how helpful certain apps can be during an emergency!
We've rounded up the best apps to download on your phone today if you're preparing for hurricane season.
No matter where you live, this app is a must download. Stay up to date on everything from evacuation to clean up and shelter efforts in your area.
Monitor more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts in your town, and other cities that matter to you. It's also available in English or Spanish.
This app offers a simple way for Floridians to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards, backed by real-time credible information from the nearest public radio station.
4. Florida 511
Get up-to-the-minute, real-time traffic conditions and incident information for the State of Florida.
Help people find local food pantries, soup kitchens, farmers markets and locations where they can use SNAP benefits.
6. Gas Buddy
Don't run out of gas when evacuating. Use this app to help find the nearest gas stations and compare prices.
Pro Tip: Charge and keep a portable phone charger in your go bag. Bonus points if the device can be charged using solar energy.