News outlets are going to frantically update you with Hurricane Irene info, but you can get a step ahead and listen directly to live feeds of first responder calls. Here's how (and where).
INFOdocket points to RadioReference.com as a great source for emergency call feeds that lets you browse by county, city, and state. RadioReference also has a feed for the Amateur Radio Hurricane Watch, which lets you listen to radio updates from amateur broadcasters in the emergency zones. And INFOdocket provides links to services in other countries, so check out their original post if you're outside the US. And the rest of you, keep yourselves safe. [RadioReference via INFOdocket via Boing Boing]