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Apps to Survive a Storm

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 


Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)
Blackberry

The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations (one-stop centers where disaster survivors can access key relief services) and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog. Terms of Use for the FEMA App: http://www.fema.gov/app.

 

 

First Aid by American Red Cross


Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)

Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Features:

  • Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios.
  • Fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.
  • Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy.
  • Safety tips for everything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes help you prepare for emergencies.
  • Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.
  • Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your lifesaving knowledge.

 

Hurricane By American Red Cross


Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)

Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

Features:

  • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even if the cell towers are down and the power is out.
  • Monitor weather conditions in your area or those of loved-ones with location-based alerts for the U.S. and its territories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA).
  • Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
  • Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
  • Stay safe when the lights are out with the Hurricane Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
  • Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
  • Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
  • Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your hurricane knowledge with interactive quizzes.
  • See an illustrated history of hurricanes in your area.
  • Learn the difference between a hurricane warning and watch.
  • Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

 

Shelter View

Shelter View

iPhone/Ipad (Free)

Be Prepared

When disaster strikes know when and where shelters have been opened to provide assistance.

Map View

Offered by the American Red Cross, the application maps locations and shelter details across the United States. Zoom in to the local area. View shelter details: the agency managing the shelter, capacity of the shelter and current population, the associated disaster event and the specific shelter address and location.

List View & Disaster News

View open shelters by state, jump to the latest disaster information via the Disaster Online Newsroom, and donate to help the American Red Cross respond to those in need.

National Shelter System

The application uses data about open shelters from the American Red Cross National Shelter System (NSS). The NSS contains information about 60,000 potential disaster facilities and is used to track and report on shelter information during disasters. The NSS enables emergency managers and disaster relief workers to identify relevant information for all shelters in use and to develop effective response strategies before disasters strike.

NSS information is available to assist FEMA, state and local emergency management officials, non-profit, charitable, and faith-based organizations manage and deploy effective mass care services.

Regularly Updated

Shelter information is updated from the NSS every 30 minutes. Current populations are typically updated every noon and midnight when shelters are open and providing assistance.

This application was contributed to the American Red Cross by VisionLink® in Boulder, CO, providing enterprise software (CommunityOS™) for multi-agency client and case management, community resource management and referral, and disaster relief solutions.

 

Know Your Plan

Know Your Plan

iPhone/Ipad (Free)

A new mobile disaster preparedness app from the Insurance Information Institute(I.I.I.) delivers checklists, communication tools and vital safety tips to prepare users for hurricanes, wildfire, severe winter weather, earthquakes and other disasters.The Know Your Plan app is a quick and easy tool for people to be prepared in the event of any kind of disaster. The app follows the format of a checklist tool with pre-populated lists of expert advice based on the particular scenario the user is facing. In addition, the app allows users to customize these lists, categorize and prioritize items, and share lists with people via email (your Honey Do list just got longer!). Recognizing that not all situations are imminent, the app also allows for users to create a prep list from a blank template.

 

iTriage Health

iTriage Health
Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)
Get the medical information you need, when and wherever you need it with iTriage, a free mobile health app. Developed by physicians, iTriage combines health resources with GPS and mapping technology to point you toward the care you need.

  • Check your Symptoms
  • Look up Conditions
  • Find a Doctor, Clinic, or ER Near you

 

RxShortages


Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)
Access information about drug shortages from FDA and ASHP

RxShortages is designed to help health care providers access information about drug shortages quickly and easily.

Created by Mick Schroeder – PharmD Candidate 2011
http://mickschroeder.com

RxShortages is open source software – source code available at: https://github.com/mick-schroeder/RxShortages/

 

StopDisaster

Stop Disaster

iPhone/Ipad (1.99)

Protect your family, friends and neighbors with StopDisaster app – and rest easy knowing you’re prepared for emergencies. This new disaster preparedness app puts the power in your hands to:

  • Get ready with emergency relief kits to prevent disasters from causing permanent harm to your home and family.
  • Take charge in 16 different disaster scenarios, from power outages and blizzards to earthquakes and hurricanes.
  • Provide extra protection and comfort to pets, children, elderly and people with disabilities in emergencies.
  • Be the go-to contact with emergency numbers, meeting points and social media at the ready.

What’s Included

  • Step-by-step emergency relief kit prep, with prioritized action checklists covering must-haves, useful items and added comforts in case of emergency.
  • Countdown timers to alert you when food, documents or medicine in your emergency kit are about to expire.
  • Emergency response planners, including contact lists, meeting points and social media access.
  • Top 3 need-to-know pointers for all 16 of the most likely disaster scenarios worldwide, from electrical fires to earthquakes.
  • Auto-generated shopping lists to get your emergency relief kit together.

 

Hurricane Tracker

Hurricane Tracker

iPhone/Ipad ($2.99)

We are happy to announce that a portion of our current & future proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help out those in need. Get the best storm coverage & support those in need!

**Reviewed by CNN as the best Hurricane Tracking app available for iPhone!** GOOGLE: “cnn top hurricane app” to read the article! Now tracking Sandy

**We are doing live video briefings on Sandy every 2 hours in the app with live updates & real time conditions. Also, NOAA Radio available. If you loose power & have a cell signal, we will keep you updated with our real time feed/audo/video reports***

Get the most COMPREHENSIVE & popular Hurricane App! Complete tracking with Fast PUSH Alerts, Audio & Video Updates, Dozens of maps, Detailed Written Discussions, Real Time Live Updates & Threat Level Maps – On the fly changes!

No other app can MATCH! Delivering minute by minute information! Also, we’ve just added the 0Z & 12Z GFS/ECMWF/CMC/GFDL model runs (4 major models) so you can track storms like the pros do!

OK, so lets keep this description as short as possible because who reads an app description anyways?

WHAT DOES HT INCLUDE: Well, we are proud of our offerings and we can HONESTLY say no other Hurricane app gives you so much data! Complete tracking maps, everything from the NHC, exhaustive invest (Tropical Wave) info, NOAA Weather Radio, forecaster Audio/Video updates, real time feed (as it’s happening) & detailed Push Alerts for: New storms, TS/Hurricane warnings & other changes. Storm history, checklists, over 65 images & animated maps and much more! Check for yourself, every other Hurricane app is not ANYWHERE near as comprehensive as Hurricane Tracker! Everything you need to track a storm is included (probably more than you need). Also, available for iPhone/iPod Touch!

WHAT REGIONS ARE COVERED?: The Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean

DISCLAIMER: Our unique forecasts & audio/video storm updates are NOT the official forecast and should not be used as such. Always follow official information from the NHC.

 

Flashlight

FlashLight App
Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)
The brightest, fastest, and most handy flashlight you will ever have! The one you will never forget to bring when in need! Besides, it is designed to support all android devices!
 
With the most elegant design and the fastest startup, it definitely outruns the real flashlight. What’s more? STROBE is also available! It sounds quite expensive, huh? Never! It’s totally FREE! Get your own Flashlight now! It’ll shine with its all devotion!
 
Main features include:

  • The brightest illuminator ever.
  • Fastest startup.
  • Elegant design.
  • Strobe mode with sensitive frequency controller.
  • Use the cam light.

 

Hands-Only CPR

Hands Only CPR
Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)
Hands-Only CPR from the American Heart Association. Save a life in two steps.

Hands-Only CPR from the American Heart Association:
http://handsonlycpr.org/

If you see an adult suddenly collapse, you should perform Hands-Only CPR:

  1. Call 911.
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

This application will teach you how to perform Hands-Only CPR through video instruction.

 

Scanner & Weather Radio


Android (Free)
Listen to police and fire departments and NOAA weather of your region on your phone.

Listen to live audio of fire scanners, weather radios, and amateur radio repeaters from the United States.

Features:

  • Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites list for quick access.
  • View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners
  • Browse the directory of scanner feeds by location or by genre (public safety, weather, railroad, etc).
  • Browse thru all the available NOAA weather radio channels.
  • Configure alerts to have the app notify you when lots of people are listening to a scanner (indicating that something big may be happening).
  • Sleep timer

Explanation of why various permissions are needed:
The “Modify global system settings” permission is needed in order for the app to be able to change the device’s “Wi-Fi Sleep Policy” to “Never” (but only with your permission). When you run the app, it will check the setting and ask you if you would like for it to be changed to “Never” (if it’s set to something else) so that the scanner audio won’t be interrupted if the screen turns off while you’re listening over Wi-Fi.

This App will periodically present Airpush advertisements in your notification bar. This is to support the development for this application. If you don’t like it, go

to airpush site and opt out in 30 second. (market.android.com/details?id=com.airpush.optoutapp)
Disable ads is easy and THIS APP IS FREE.

 

Life 360 Family Locator

Life360 Family Locator
Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)
Family Locator by Life360 is the most accurate and powerful locator service.

Using the latest GPS tracking technology, Life360 Family Locator lets you:

  • See where your family members are located on a private map
  • See which safety points and threats are nearby
  • Know when your family is safe or needs help
  • Track misplaced or stolen phones

With over 20 million users, Life360 Family Locator is the leader in mobile family safety. Integrating the best GPS tracking technology with our proprietary messaging platform, we’ve been featured by Fox News, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and ABC News. Life360 is the most powerful, accurate, and battery-efficient family locator available. Life360 Family Locator is the only locator application that is also compatible with regular phones, so you can locate family members who don’t have smartphones.

Bonus: Life360 Family Locator also comes with our free FamilyChannel™ group messaging service, a perfect replacement for expensive text messaging plans.

FEATURING TOP-NOTCH TECHNOLOGY

  • The latest in GPS tracking technology
  • Proprietary GPS, Wi-Fi and Cell Triangulation family locator
  • Private, invite-only messaging platform

Life360 Family Locator has been instrumental in reconnecting families after real world emergencies such as the Japanese tsunami in March 2011 and devastating floods and tornadoes that hit the United States in May 2011. Users have also reported success in tracking stolen phones.

 

Facebook
FacebookAndroid (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)
Keep up with friends, wherever you are with the Facebook.

Keeping up with friends is faster than ever.

• See what friends are up to
• Share updates, photos and videos
• Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts
• Text, chat and have group conversations
• Play games and use your favorite apps

Facebook is only available for users age 13 and over.
Terms of Service: http://m.facebook.com/terms.php.

 

Twitter

Twitter
Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)

Wherever you are, Twitter brings you closer.

  • Essential: An organized stream of Tweets that delivers the best content to you.
  • Instant: All the media, news, events, and information you need.
  • Personal: Your world, expressed in Tweets and photos.

Search in real time. Follow people you’d like to know. Watch rising trends.

 

MotionX GPS Drive

iPhone/Ipad  ($0.99)

For less than $1 per month:

  • Map data is always up-to-date
  • Real-time and predictive traffic-based routing and guidance
  • Best INRIX traffic with free live traffic flow maps 
  • Full support for portrait and landscape mode 
  • Visual lane assistance for complex intersections and freeway junctions
  • Live local speed limits displayed with the car’s actual speed
  • Multi-stop planning and routing
  • Pre-load maps for offline use
  • Multiple voice choices including fun options and HD synthesized voices
  • Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Local Search and Wikipedia integration for rich and up-to-date content
  • Urban route planning with pedestrian navigation
  • Live compass
  • Parking spot marker
  • Fast easy download from your iPhone or iPad! 
  • Complete U.S. and Canada Coverage.

Includes 30 Days of free Real-time Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Live Voice Guidance and live INRIX traffic

  • After the 30 day period, continue using real-time navigation any time by making an in-app purchase. Choose either 30-days or 1-year.
  • Access purchases on multiple iPhones or iPads for households with multiple users
  • In-app purchases are non-recurring with no automatic charges

Live Voice Guidance gives you:

  • Real-time turn-by-turn voice guidance with high-quality spoken street names, fully integrated with the iPhone music player
  • Live over-the-air maps and real-time navigation
  • Cached routes and maps for optimal performance
  • Predictive live traffic for optimal routing
  • Details about traffic incidents, construction, and events

Please note the core application provides a great driving experience without any further purchase, including full access to search, routing, 3D maps, and pedestrian navigation tools.

 

GasBuddy

GasBuddy -- Find Cheap Gas

Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)

GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest gas prices in your area.

Gas prices can vary by up to 20 cents per gallon or more. GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest gas prices with one tap.

Submitting gas prices helps everyone save money on gas.

FEATURES:

  • Find cheapest gas near you
  • Find cheapest gas by city/zip/postal code
  • Report gas prices to help other people find cheap gas
  • Chance of winning $250 gas every week
  • Earn points for reporting gas prices
  • Earn awards for posting gas prices
  • Save money every time you fill up at the cheapest stations

USER REVIEWS:

  • “This app saves me so much it’s ridiculous.”
  • “This app is a no brainer! The accuracy is astounding and WILL save you money. Trust me, you want this app!”
  • “I love this app! It helped me find a gas station just a mile from my house that I never knew existed. This app is easy to use and saves you money.”

GasBuddy uses gas price information provided by our users to bring drivers together to support the common goal of saving money on gas.

Gas prices only for USA and Canada

 

DropBox

DropBox

Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)

Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere.

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

Read your docs or flip through your albums when you’re out and about. Save photos or videos to your Dropbox and share them with friends in just a couple taps. Even if you accidentally leave your Android in a taxi, your stuff is always safe on Dropbox.

Features:

  • Always have your stuff with you, no matter where you are.
  • Save photos and videos to your Dropbox.
  • Share your photos and docs with family and friends.
  • Save email attachments straight to your Dropbox.
  • Easily edit docs in your Dropbox.

Terms of Service: https://www.dropbox.com/terms?mobile=1

 

USAA Mobile

Android (Free)
iPhone/Ipad (Free)

USAA gives you immediate and secure account access from your mobile device.USAA mobile gives you immediate and secure account access from your mobile device.

MANAGE FINANCES — Pay bills, transfer funds, send money, track spending with Money Manager
INVESTMENT CENTER – Place trades, get quotes and market news, and perform research

DEPOSIT@MOBILE — Qualifying members can deposit checks from their phone*

 

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