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Surviving the Storm: Part 3

June 1 marks the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. So far this year, forecasters at Colorado State University predict we'll have seven named storms this year. Three of those could become hurricanes, with one becoming a major hurricane.

So far we've already had one named storm, Ana. With a named storm on the books, what does this mean for this year?

Local 15 meteorologists and reports are walking you through how to stay prepared.

Apps to Download This Hurricane Season

When the power is out and a storm is knocking at your window, chances are you're not going to have cable. And that's where your smart devices come in. They do all sorts of things these days. Smartphones are like little computers in our pockets. So why not use them in severe weather situations.

Let's start with the Local 15 News weather app. It's available on Android and iOS devices, and it's free. Just search for WPMI WX. The first thing that pops up when you open the app is the active radar for your location. Check out the 'ALERTS' box at the bottom of your screen. This will come in handy in severe weather.

The American Red Cross app is another good one to download for hurricane season. It tracks oncoming storms, helps you monitor conditions in your area and even lets others know you're safe. This one's free too.

Also consider the Red Cross' First Aid App. It offers instant information to handle common first aid emergencies. There are videos, interactive quizzes and step-by-step advice. This one won't cost you a penny.

Make sure you're following Local 15 News on Facebook and Twitter. We'll post real time updates there. Our team of meteorologists are always monitoring conditions. It's smart to go ahead and follow their pages as well.

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