May 2016 Business Continuity Tip

Arm Your Smartphone

Chances are your smartphone is within arms reach right now. It’s no surprise then that our phones are often the first source of critical information and updates in the event of an emergency.

But with so many options for information out there, how do you know where to start? To help you narrow it down, here is a list of top three favorite apps available to both iPhone and Android users

  • NOAA Now App – The latest information on severe weather in your area, including quick status updates about tropical systems or weather watches. From hurricanes to tornadoes, this app covers it all.
  • Red Cross First Aid App – Lifesaving information on how to handle the most common first aid situations. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.
  • FEMA App – Preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, and information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster.

And remember, the best time to prepare for a disaster is always before one strikes. Don’t wait until an emergency to download these apps. Take a few minutes today to prepare for tomorrow.

Click here for a list of additional mobile resources and applications available for download.