Hurricane Matthew is gradually moving towards the United States and is expected to make landfall in Florida this week.
Severe weather and high winds as a result of the hurricane have been responsible for multiple deaths in Haiti. In South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley said a mass evacuation of more than a million people is possible unless the hurricane diverts from its expected route.
Mobile phone users can keep a track of the hurricane through a range of mobile applications. A few among them are discussed below.
MyFoxHurricane, available on iTunes and Google Play, features a hurricane tracker with satellite imagery. The Red Cross App shows the weather conditions in the local area and provides an option to inform others that one is safe; the app is available on iTunes and Google Play.
The National Hurricane Center gives the most detailed assessment of the hurricane, including featuring multiple graphics with rainfall potentials, wind speed probabilities, and warning cones. The website, which can be viewed here, updates several times a day, providing real time tracking. Live Tracker provides a map that displays the current position and expected path of the hurricane.