Well, since we live on the East Coast in New York we are expecting the worst Hurricane/super storm in the next few days. Sure I’ve been through several hurricanes in my thirty three years, but they are predicting that this will be the worst storm in eighty years. They are expecting 50 million people to be effected. Yea, I’m a bit concerned.
I went grocery shopping today and the markets were already packed and employees were trying to get food on the shelves as fast as they could. Cars have gas, batteries are ready and we just are waiting until the last minute to grab some bags of ice for the cooler. We loose power here over a simple thunder storm, so I’m convinced we will loose it for certain.
I’m trying to stay up to date as much as I can and while watching the Weather Channel last night they mentioned how the American Red Cross has a Hurricane App. Of course, I downloaded it. Even if you loose mobile service, you will have access to critical steps. We do not have a landline, so I am hoping my Verizon cell service and 4G won’t fail me.
- One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way
- Location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories users can share on social networks
- Remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside
- Locations of open Red Cross shelters
- Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan
- Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps even without mobile connectivity
- Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm
- Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks
How do you prepare for a hurricane?