Now, there are other major storms threatening the U.S.; everyone in their path needs to be prepared. Whether you live in one of the states in Hurricane Irma's path or have family and friends who do, you're going to want updates over the next several days.
That's why you need to download these apps before it's too late. They'll give you real-time weather reports and text alerts on Hurricane Irma's progress.
One very popular and useful app to install for timely weather notification alerts is AccuWeather for iOS and Android.
AccuWeather can notify you with real-time updates of a storm's location and path. It's also location-based so you can be notified when there's an emergency in your area. Other useful features include accurate radar maps and Apple Watch support.
Storm Radar with NOAA Weather
Another app you can try is Storm Radar with NOAA Weather. Similar to other weather tracking apps, it can provide you with real-time severe weather alerts and local emergency warnings.
It also provides detailed analysis of impending severe weather including storm strength, arrival time, direction and other pertinent information.
NHC Atlantic Ops Twitter Account
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 8, 2017
The National Hurricane Center also has a verified Twitter account you can follow called NHC Atlantic OPs. This account tweets out regular updates about the status of storms brewing across the Atlantic Ocean.
U.S. National Weather Service Facebook Page
You can also like and follow the National Weather Service's Facebook page for the current news and updates about Hurricane Irma's status and location. The page also posts helpful emergency preparedness and weather information.
National Weather Service text alerts
For text alerts, you can text WEATHER to 38470 and the National Weather Service will send you SMS alerts about all the latest weather information you'll need.