Safety first: National Preparedness Month apps
In honor of National Preparedness Month, we're sharing tools to keep you informed and connected during times of high risk. Prepare for stormy weather and more with these useful apps.
Prepare for hazardous weather, earthquakes, droughts, and other emergencies with the help of this American Red Cross app. Plus, learn first aid with step-by-step videos for multiple scenarios and quizzes to test your knowledge. You can quickly locate and call nearby medical centers by tapping “Hospital.”More Info
Learn how to stay safe before, during, and after disasters with the official federal emergency app. You’ll find safety tips and emergency kit lists, and can set reminders for precautions like testing smoke alarms and practicing your fire escape plan. You can also locate open shelters and FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, and get U.S. National Weather Service alerts.More Info
View loved ones’ real-time locations on a shared, private map. You can get alerts when members of your “Circle” arrive at or leave destinations, and even track non-smartphone users (for a monthly fee). Upgrade to “Driver Protect” for special features like assistance from a live representative for roadside emergencies.More Info
Zello turns your phone into a walkie-talkie, letting you connect to contacts or a public channel though push-to-talk technology. While you’ll need a Wi-Fi or data connection to use Zello, the real-time voice communication it enables can be helpful for urgent messages and group coordination.More Info
Know the news before it hits the news with real-time notifications of crimes and fires in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you're near an incident but in a safe area, you can video broadcast live. Note: If you’d like Citizen to expand to your area, download the app and submit a location request.More Info
The Weather Channel: Local Forecast & Weather Maps
Offers in-app purchases
Track hurricanes and monitor the weather with NOAA live forecasts and radar maps, plus breaking news stories. You’ll also find safety and preparedness tips, and can sign up for personalized extreme weather alerts.More Info
Weather alerts, safety tips and more to help before, during & after disasters.