Mobile Products for National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month and there are a number of government mobile products to help you prepare for emergencies.
FEMA‘s mobile app contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations (one-stop centers where disaster survivors can access key relief services) and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog.
Keep track of the latest hurricane forecasts with the National Hurricane Center‘s mobile website (hurricanes.gov/mobile) which offers critical hurricane advisories and marine forecasts.This site includes a selection of satellite imagery with zoom capability.
The American Red Cross also offers a number of emergency preparedness apps including
- Hurricane – Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out.
- Tornado – everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado in the palm of your hand.
- Shelter View – maps locations and shelter details across the United States.
You can find more government apps like the ones above at Apps.USA.gov.