The pre-Halloween weather monster that forecasters are calling “Frankenstorm” is headed for the East Coast next week. Are you prepared for Hurricane Sandy? Here are some apps to help you plan ahead and be safe:
· The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created an all-inclusive disaster preparedness app. After downloading, users can access detailed information on how to stay safe in a disaster, create an emergency kit checklist, and find a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations.
· The WeatherBug Protect app detects conditions in a user’s exact location and automatically generates alerts so a user can decide whether to vacate the area or take other precautions.
· In case of an emergency situation, the American Red Cross First Aid app can provide step-by-step guides to handling everything from cuts to broken bones.
By turning your smartphone into emergency-ready devices, you can proactively prepare to protect yourself and your loved ones.