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Smartphone Applications for Disaster Preparedness

Technology can help you find a restaurant, locate a parking spot, and even get you a date. But how can mobile apps impact the more
crucial aspects of a person's life, like safety and well being? While apps cant replace your doctor or local police, there are many
apps that can assist you in an emergency. Take your Smartphone to the next level and make it your own personnel disaster prepared-
ness First Aid Kit. Here is a variety of free Smartphone apps that can help warn you of impending crises, or help you better handle
them when they happen. Consider adding these to your digital first-aid kit.

First Aid by American Red Cross


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 its never been easier to know first aid.

OS: Apple and Droid


Cost: Free

Earthquake by American Red Cross


Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Get notified when an earthquake occurs, pre-
pare 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 earthquake-prone area, or has loved ones who do.

OS: Apple and Droid


Cost: Free

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


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 ac-
cess key relief services) and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the
FEMA blog.

OS: Apple and Droid


Cost: Free

American Red Cross: Shelter View


When disaster strikes know when and where shelters have been opened to provide assistance. Information is updat-
ed at least daily, and more often during disasters, including location, capacity, current number of shelter residents,
and the date and time of the last update for each activated shelter.

OS: Apple
Cost: Free

TsunamiEvac-NW
TsunamiEvac-NW provides you an at-a-glance view of where the tsunami hazard zones are along the Oregon and
Washington coast, and allows you to map whether your home, work, school, etc. is located in a tsunami evacuation
zone or not. To help you develop and plan your own evacuation routes, TsunamiEvac-NW enables you to save
your current position or points of interest via GPS or address look-up.

OS: Apple and Droid


Cost: Free
FloodWatch
By leveraging data from the US Geological Survey and National Weather Service, Flood Watch presents the most
recent and historical river heights, precipitation totals, and flood stage data. Graphs are available to help you visu-
alize the rise and fall of the river.

OS: Apple
Cost: Free

Wildfires by American Red Cross


Be ready for a wildfire with Wildfire by the American Red Cross. Get notified about active wildfires, as well as
fire weather warnings, prepare your family, home and pets, let loved ones know that you are safe even if the power
is out a must have for anyone who lives in an area that is susceptible to wildfires or has loved ones that do.

OS: Apple and Droid


Cost: Free

ReUnite
ReUnite (tm) is an app for uploading missing and found person information for post-disaster family reunification
by providing structured information to the NLM's people locater. The app enables the user to report and search for
missing / found people reported to the People Locator (PL) Web site after a disaster.

OS: Apple
Cost: Free

Poison Center Help


This application will connect users with their local poison center with just the click of a button. By clicking on the
Poison Help logo, users will have free, confidential access to a medical expert who can answer questions about
poisons or help users treat a poison exposure. During an emergency, you dont need to scramble to find the number
for your poison center. Be ready! Users will also receive tips on how to prevent a poisoning. Poison centers are
open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, and are free and confidential. Dont guess! Be sure!

OS: Apple
Cost: Free

iMap Weather Radio


With iMap Weather Radio you will receive critical alerts via voice and push notification regarding life-threatening
weather events. Your iPhone will wake up with alerts and also track your location to warn you wherever you go.
Listen to local weather forecasts while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a NOAA Weather Radio, with all
the convenience and precision of a smart phone.

OS: Apple
Cost: $9.99

ICE: In Case of Emergency


Medical data & contacts for first responders in case of emergency involving you. Stores important information for
first responders and hospital staff to use in case of an emergency involving you:

OS: Droid
Cost: $3.99
Pet First Aid: For Your Dog, Cat, Puppy, or Kitten
Your four-legged family members rely on you for their care, so be prepared 24/7 for a medical emergency. From
cuts and impalement, to choking and CPR, Pet First Aid is at your fingertips with detailed articles, video, and
illustrations to help you care for your dog or cat. Record your pets vital medical information to ensure their
veterinarian is never more than a touch away, and your pet will never miss another vaccination.

OS: Apple and Droid


Cost: $3.99 (Apple)
$2.99 (Android)

Survival Guide
Survival skills are techniques a person may use in a dangerous situation (e.g. natural disasters) to save themselves
or others (see also bushcraft). Generally speaking, these techniques are meant to provide the basic necessities for
human life: water, food, shelter, habitat, and the need to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to
avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid. In addition, survival skills are often basic
ideas and abilities that ancient humans had to use for thousands of years, so these skills are partially a reenactment
of history. Many of these skills are the ways to enjoy extended periods of time in remote places, or a way to thrive
in nature. Some people use these skills to better appreciate nature and for recreation, not just survival.

OS: Apple and Droid


Cost: Free

Tiny Flashlight + LED


Flashlight app. Use your device's camera LED / flash / screen as a torch. Flashlight app for your device! Incredibly
simple and yet very useful flashlight application. Will use your device's camera LED / flash / screen as a torch.

OS: Droid
Cost: Free

Flashlight
Bright. Fast. Simple. The most elegant and functional flashlight app, ever! And it's the ONLY flashlight app that
goes with a compass, giving you the direction in the darkness. Don't miss it!

OS: Apple
Cost: Free