Hurricane and Hurricane Express have a great feature which allows you to refresh the storm data for all storms at any time. Just go to the storm names page, and pull the menu down with your finger. When you do, you will see something like the image here and when you let go it will refresh and update the last refresh time. The NHC is updating on 3 hour intervals right now, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 10pm, 1am and 4am CDT. They will continue with 3 hour intervals while there are watches and/or warnings posted.
Hurricane and Hurricane HD are tracking Hurricane Isaac in the Caribbean as he moves toward the Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico. Get the latest information, with the intuitive mapping experience so many other people have come to know and trust over the last 5 years. As a Top Paid 100 App in the iTunes App Store each time a storm approaches, you know you can trust Hurricane to get the information you need to you, when you need it most.
Being a part of the community that needs to get important information out to every day people is a huge responsibility. Trying to get that information out in the most direct way possible is always a large undertaking as well, but there are ways for us to take a moment to share important resources with one another.
When a crisis is happening @CraigatFEMA does a lot of retweeting of important information. What if the sources of that information were shared each Friday as a #FF tweet? It would take a few minutes, and would create a web of accounts for people to follow. If the accounts are descriptive enough, it will be very easy to decipher who belongs where… An example would be:
By adding the surrounding emergency management accounts, and those accounts adding their surrounding accounts, it enables everyone to not only connect, but share the information you’re trying to get out.
I tried to start this today, but hope that if not today, then next Friday we can start this ball rolling and really get connected with our communities.
Please take a moment to share this information with other emergency managers that you know so that we can ensure that everyone knows how to get the official information for their areas.
The Sun Sentinel spoke with our co-founder Ilene Jones about Hurricane apps in the App Store on Wednesday about hurricane apps and the Red Cross.