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Mobile Products for National Preparedness Month

Ready.gov Logo with Dad, Mom, Daughter and cat family of 'superheros'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.

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