Disaster Preparedness for Your Smartphone

February 18, 2014
Mary Guin

It seems more and more companies are designing new applications to help smartphone users prepare, plan for and recover from disaster. Just this summer, the American Red Cross released two free apps as part of their five part emergency preparedness series.

With so many apps out there, how do you know which ones are worth downloading? To help you narrow it down, we have come up with a list of our top three favorite apps available to both iPhone and Android users. Download them, check them out and get prepared.

  • NOAA Now App – The latest information on severe weather in your area including quick status updates about tropical systems or weather watches. From hurricanes to tornadoes, this app covers it all.
  • Red Cross First Aid App – Lifesaving information on how to handle the most common first aid situations. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.
  • FEMA App – Preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations and information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster.

Click here for a list of additional mobile resources and applications available for download.


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