Information is key to staying safe before, during and after a storm. From watches and warnings to closings and evacuations, there are plenty of ways to stay connected to 7News and

Whether you prefer a laptop, tablet or smartphone, 7News has you covered well before a storm hits, and it all starts with the power of our free apps, providing the most up-to-date storm data.


Download the main “7 News App” available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle devices. There, you’ll find updates on closures, cancellations, conditions and breaking news in your area. You can also watch us LIVE right from the app.

Track the tropics with the “Hurricane Tracker App” featuring the latest forecast cone and computer models, along with helpful tips, medical information and emergency numbers.

Stay ahead of the storm with the “7 Weather App.” Here, you can monitor approaching storm cells and even focus on your own neighborhood with our real-time, interactive radar.


Have access to a smartphone or internet? We’re always streaming our coverage LIVE here: 

There’s also a whole host of in-depth coverage on our website,, from hurricane hunter data, hour by hour forecasts and blogs with analysis by Chief Meteorologist Phil Ferro and our 7 Weather Team.

Another free option is to sign up for 7’s “Cone On Your Phone.” You’ll get text alerts on the storm’s projected path and any watches or warnings posted for South Florida. To register, text the word cone to 23000 but we recommend downloading our apps for a better experience and more information.


The 7News social media team will also harness the power of social media to keep you connected and interacting with us during an emergency.

Follow us on twitter at @wsvn for instant updates on power outages, hard hit areas and school closings, along with pictures and video from 7News viewers across South Florida.

On Facebook, we’ll have the latest advisories from the National Hurricane Center as well as storm and damage photos and video from our viewers.

And if you can do so safely, you can upload your own pictures or videos to Your images may be Retweeted, posted on Facebook or even used on 7News.

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