Hurricane Michael, now a Category 4 storm, is expected to be the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history. As part of the PGT Innovations family, we are dedicated to protecting families and businesses from storms with products and resources.

Thanks to numerous hurricane apps, you can now track storms, prepare your family and home, stay connected with others, and find assistance at the touch of a button. Featured below are 5 hurricane apps that will help you before, during, and after the storm.

Hurricane by the American Red Cross

This app allows you to monitor the areas that matter most to you while you learn more ways to prepare your home and family. It also gives you the latest alerts.


Dark Sky

Dark Sky offers hyper-local weather tracking, enabling you to get real-time forecasts. The radar allows you to track the path of the storm, from beginning to the projected future. You can also get custom notification on the news you care about most.



Staying connected can be vital during a storm, and Firechat helps you accomplish this effortlessly. It features free messaging without a signal or data plan and works in many different settings like crowded events, campuses, and much more.



If you are planning to evacuate or are returning home, GasBuddy will help you determine which stations are experiencing gas outages and which ones have the best prices.


If you are on the road before or after the storm, Waze will help you navigate through real-time hazards. Its instant route changes ensure that you will arrive at your destination in the quickest amount of time possible.