Be Prepared. Stay Alert. Recover Your Community
Natural disaster preparedness, alert and recovery apps means increased safety in a natural disaster. Follow through to the slideshow to see this collection of disaster-ready apps.
Apps to keep you in the know when disaster strikes.
July 11, 2013
Humankind has always been at the will of nature. As we adapt to harsh weather conditions, the lengths to which we will go to protect ourselves and our communities will continue to develop. Being prepared for extreme weather necessitates a variety of focused, specific actions to reduce danger to individuals in a community and increase the amount of alert, preparedness and efficiency of recovery before, during and after a natural disaster. The smart device has connected people like no other device before having access to the Internet has not only enhanced our capability for social interaction, but exponentially increased our ability to stay connected in moments of disaster. Emergency Preparedness, Alert and recovery apps set a new precedent for the functionality of a smart device and redefines the role of the community during a natural disaster with their ability for overall preparedness and connectivity in times of need.
This collection of emergency apps highlights the true capability of technology in the face of nature’s toughest scenes. From first aid apps to radar scanners and disaster specific apps, this collection provides some of the best resources for disaster preparedness and monitoring from trusted emergency organizations.
The American Red Cross, for example, has developed a whole suite of apps for tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes and shelter accessibility to ensure that communities have the resources they need when it is time for action. These apps come equipped with alarms, detailed maps, recovery and aid instructions for on-site car. Some even have disaster quizzes and study guides for continual disaster readiness. These apps, along with an app from FEMA, which allows individuals to send requests for help and access relief databases, provide up-to-date information regarding the best options for dealing with a natural disaster.
RadarScope, a robust, highly developed radar app, provides live feeds of weather patterns all over the globe. Apps like this allow individuals to track on-coming weather and time their preparation accordingly. Knowing where a storm is and how much time you have is essential for taking care of necessary pre-disaster actions and increasing a community’s ability for preparedness.
Being able to predict weather perfectly is a difficult task, and with that being said, areas of high danger must always be prepared for the worst. Community plans and area-wide preparedness information is the best option for dealing with a natural disaster in the most effective way possible. But, being able to stay individually aware of on-coming danger is paramount for protecting you and your family. While some of these apps may be specific for disasters uncommon to your area, having some sort emergency preparedness, alert and recovery information on your person at all times is advisable as natural disasters, or accidents, can occur everywhere. Choosing the right emergency preparedness, alert and recovery app is completely dependent on your needs; however, this collection of emergency apps is sure to have a resource that will prove necessary for your Android or iOS device.
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