Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hurricane Katia Resources

Here are some resources for tracking Hurricane Katia. I will keep this page updated as the storm develops. Please also check out the dashboard and resources tabs on this site for more resources.

For those in the path of Katia, you can get official general forecasts from the National Hurricane Center, and local information from the NWS Hurricane Local Statements. You can also find twitter feeds of your local emergency management officials on the excellent Map of reliable twitter feeds which was originally set up for Hurricane Irene. General preparation advice can be found on the FEMA blog.

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Tracking tools and general information sources
National Hurricane Center - official watches, warnings, advisories, probability cones, etc
Hurricane Local Statements - for specific areas
Stormpulse - Hurricane Katia - high quality maps and tracking tools
Weather Underground Katia Tracking Page - nice tracking resources Irene Tracking Page
VueToo Katia Situation Page - multiple concurrent maps of Katia's status
FEMA blog (weather updates) - updates and preparation information.
Hurricane Katia Wikipedia Page
Central Florida Hurricane Center (aggregates information relating to Florida)
Tampa Bay Online Hurricane Guide - with local resources for Florida
Florida Sun-Sentinel Hurricane Page

Social media tools
Google News on Irene- hits for Katia on Google News
Irene Twitter/Weather Map - shows radar image plus markers linking to twitter hashtags for locations
Map of reliable twitter feeds - shows feeds of local emergency management agencies, etc (originally for Irene)
Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker - blog with updates and discussion
ESRI Tweet Map - map with hurricane track and tweets
Red Cross Shelters on map

Other tools and information
Hurricane Watch Net - streaming audio during active events
Radio Reference Wiki Major Events - radio frequencies and such like for major disasters (should they happen)

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