Hurricane evacuation: Helpful apps for finding gas, hotel rooms, traffic routes

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If you are looking for information to evacuate before a storm, here is a list of apps and websites that may help.

For Federal Aviation Administration major airport status, see http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/semap.jsp.

For gas availability, see GasBuddy at https://www.gasbuddy.com/.

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For traffic slowdowns or wrecks, road closures and other real-time traffic issues, use apps like Waze or Google Maps.

To find a hotel room, use a travel website or app, such as Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak, etc. Be prepared to search multiple sites as finding a room may be a challenge if a large evacuation order is issued. Pet owners can search online to find pet-friendly hotels. Can’t afford a hotel room? Here are some other potential evacuation options. Once you secure a room, learn tips on how to survive a hurricane while in a hotel.

If you need information about weather, public alerts, shelters, forecasts and more, go to Google.org’s crisis maps.