Hurricane Irene, predicted to be a Category 2 storm that potentially threatens over 60 million people , is making its way slowly but surely towards the East coast of the United States. There are a wide variety of Web resources available for information, including:
- Ready America: How to build a hurricane preparedness kit that should stand you ready in case the worst happens.
- FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has multiple connectivity points for information, including a Facebook page, a mobile site at http://m.fema.gov/, text message updates found by texting firstname.lastname@example.org, RSS feeds at www.fema.gov/help/rss.shtm, email updates at www.fema.gov/help/getemail.shtm, a YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/fema, and a Twitter account at twitter.com/fema.
- On Twitter, there are multiple hash tags for people who want to follow Irene's progress: # hurricane, # Irene, and # safetytip are just a few.
- The National Weather Service offers a Hurricane Center for the latest weather postings and warnings. Check out the latest on Hurricane IRENE, as well as video briefings, audio podcasts, and the latest public advisory.
- Get a good look at the hurricane geographically using this interactive map. Updated frequently as the storm approaches. Another great map tracker is found at StormPulse; it's being updated in real time; you'll also want to visit NOAA's NOWCoast.
- How about some specific hurricane preparation information? Try Hurricane Irene Is Coming - Prepare Your Boat!, Prepare Your Pets for Hurricane Irene, and SIRIUS XM Offering Hurricane Irene Updates.