Apps To Use Before, During And After Irma
Irma? There's an app for that.
Officials are encouraging South Florida residents to download smartphone apps for last-minute storm prep and to keep updated during the hurricane and its aftermath.
Among the suggested apps:
Florida Power and Light app: To monitor power outages
Florida 511: For real-time traffic updates
Gas Buddy: Shows gas stations and prices based on location
Miami-Dade Transit Tracker: Provides updates on public transportation schedules
FEMA app: Provides weather alerts, shelter locations and other hurricane preparedness tools. Users can also submit photos of storm damage for a crowdsourced database.
American Red Cross Hurricane app: Available in English and Spanish. Provides storm tracking; also has a guide you can use without wifi on what to do before, during and after a storm, and how to know if food and water supplies are safe.