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Emergency Radio (Police Scanner)

iOS ($1.99)

Emergency Radio makes tuning into the police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, NOAA weather, and coast guard effortless. Whether you’re in Los Angles, and you want to listen in on the LAPD, or New York, and you want to follow the FDNY, this app will keep you in the know. While Emergency Radio is iOS-only, Android users can use the comparable Scanner Radio (Free) or Scanner Radio Pro (2.99) to listen in.

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Hurricane/Hurricane HD

iOS ($3.99)

Hurricane, for iPhone and iPod Touch, andHurricane HD, for iPad, are the definitive mobile apps for tracking Hurricane Irene. Both apps grant access to loads of data on past storms (against which you can compare current conditions) as well as video updates, courtesy of a partnership with HurricaneTrack.com. The Hurricane app is even on sale right now for $2. Alternatively, Android users can try SeaStorm to track Irene using the same NHC data.


iOS ($1.99)

Billed as the “fastest loading animated radar app,” NOAA Radar US will help you quickly retrieve the latest NOAA data. Furthermore, because it updates every five minutes with combined data from over 150 NEXRAD radar stations, you’ll never be left behind. Although NOAA Radar US is iOS-exclusiveNOAA Radar and Alerts provides much of the same functionality, and access to the same basic data, for Android users


iOS and Android ($9.99)

If you prize granular detail over sheer speed, RadarScope, available for iOS and Android, warrants its hefty price tag ($10). You’ll gain access to feeds from the NOAA, detailed precipitation data—as well as the speed at which Irene is moving—and storm alerts galore. Now you’ll just may need a degree in meteorology to understand all that data.


iOS (Free)

If you get tired of always seeking out new data on Irene, Nixle will let you take a step back and allow new information to come to you. No matter your mobile platform, you can sign up for free SMS alerts from police and other local municipal agencies. That said, iOS users can download Nixle’s free app to view local alerts in either a list or map view.

Global Alert Network

iOS, Android, and Blackberry (Free)

For more alerts, and more platform support—including iOSAndroid, and BlackBerry—download the Global Alert Network app. With the service you’ll have access to 100+ advisories, watches and warnings of national weather alerts as well as traffic alerts for 120 cities. Because those traffic alerts transmit to your phone as you approach a bottleneck, this app could save you a parking space the interstate.

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