Depending on where you are and how much you're affected by Hurricane Irene — the storm battering the East Coast — you may or may not be able to get online consistently. But if you can access the Internet, you should know that there are many terrific sites which will help you track weather developments, local situations, and more.
Here's a list of some key online resources.
This is the National Weather Service's official hurricane site. It provides some of the most up-to-date information on the storm.
We've got our own interactive maps ready to help you track the storm.
Data on the hurricane's predicted path as well as vital statistics such as wind speeds, ground speeds, pressure, and so on.
An oddly beautiful interactive visualization of the storm and its predicted path.
More storm maps than most would ever want to see, with a more intense science focus.
A dashboard with maps that you can use to overlay various data, Google Maps style.
Your local TV or newspaper sites
For the best granular information in your particular city or region, it's probably a good idea to check your local media outlets' websites.
Plenty of scary photos of the storm (which you can turn into wallpapers or something once everything is well and calm again).
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