Hurricane season started on June 1st and so far, it hasn’t been too crazy. However, with water temperatures at record high levels, this could be a rough couple of months, starting with Idalia. BTW: When hurricanes strike, travel can be severely impacted across the country. Here’s more on airline waivers and tips for dealing with weather delays and cancelations.
According to AccuWeather: “Tropical Storm Idalia is expected to intensify into a major hurricane before it makes landfall along the west coast of Florida, posing significant risks to lives and property in Florida by midweek.”
Given that Idalia is getting ready to hit Florida, now is a good time to talk about what is regarded as the number one hurricane tracking app.
MAX TRACKER HURRICANE APP
I first learned about this app four years ago while attending the SATW conference in Barbados and a big storm was brewing nearby. It was there that a colleague from Miami told me about the Max Tracker hurricane app. The app is free on both Android and iOS.
According to the app: “The Max Tracker Hurricane app is powered by WPLG Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross and WPLG’s Chief Certified Meteorologist Betty Davis. This team of meteorologists brings you the latest and most accurate information on developing tropical systems to help keep you and your family safe. And the best part is it’s FREE.”
It’s super easy to use. You’ll see seven tiles when you open the app, with the largest at the top showing the most imminent storm threat. The others are “Tropics Watch,” “Local Radar,” “Watches & Warnings,” “Storm Tracker,” “Plan & Prepare,” and “Live Updates.” It provides all the information you need in one place to help keep you and your family informed and safe and to help travelers adjust their plans if necessary.
WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER
Twitter is an invaluable resource and can help keep you informed about developing stories in real-time. If you’re tracking this or any other hurricane, be sure to follow these two accounts on Twitter:
Stay safe out there, everyone.
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