A new smartphone app provides beach advisories and other environmental information in real time.

The myBeachCast app provides hourly updates from beach databases in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, said Christine Manninen, communications and web programming director at the Great Lakes Commission, the Ann Arbor-based agency that developed the widget.

Illinois will join soon. Read more.

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