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FEMA Launches Mobile Apps For Disaster Preparedness

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August 27, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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via Information Week Government

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched new mobile applications to help people prepare for emergencies just as Hurricane Irene is threatening the U.S. East Coast.

The agency has launched a mobile app for Android-based devices so people can keep track of preparations that will help them better ride out a disaster, according to a post on the FEMA blog.

The FEMA app allows them to check off the items they have in their family’s emergency kit; enter family emergency meeting locations; review safety tips on what to do before, during, and after a disaster; view a map of shelters and disaster recovery centers across the United States; and read FEMA blog posts for up to date information about potential disastrous events.

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