If you’re like me, you’ve been reading the coverage of the hurricanes and feeling like you should do something to be prepared for disasters. Preparing for an emergency sounds like a huge task and I didn’t know where to start. But, since it is National Preparedness Month, I want to share some apps that helped me ease into preparing for an emergency and overcome the anxiety of thinking about the next disaster. These apps are easy to use, intuitive, and great resources for before, during, and after an emergency. Here are five apps that helped me prepare, plus a bonus app to help kids start to understand emergency preparedness.
App #1: Emergency by the American Red Cross
This app has information related to all different kinds of emergencies, including ones we are concerned about here in the Northwest, like earthquakes, power outages, extreme heat, wildfires, and floods. In the “emergency toolkit,” there is a messaging system to alert loved ones that you’re safe.
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