Helpful links for getting through Irene.

With all eyes on Irene, we know that our East Coast friends and families are worried, so we're passing along some tips from CNN and Ready.Gov. CNN posted a list of hurricane tracking apps, including Hurricane HD, Hurricane Hound and StormPulse. And the Ready.Gov website has posted a list of ways to prepare for the storm. To find out how to keep food and water safe during and after an emergency, visit And for Twitter feeds, NOAA runs @stormprediction, a feed for sharing weather alerts. Be safe. -DWR