An App for Emergency Preparedness
I’m reaching out to you on behalf of the Ad Council and FEMA to talk about emergency preparedness and hurricanes.
Hurricanes have the power to cause widespread devastation, and can affect both coastal and inland areas. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began on May 15 and will end on November 30. Devastation has already hit some parts of the country.
www.ready.gov/hurricanes has tips about and what to do to prepare. Being prepared for disasters is a shared responsibility. It takes the whole community working together to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from the destructive forces of nature and other emergencies and disasters.
In a recent survey, nearly 60% of respondents said that they do not have a household emergency plan with instructions for household members about where to go and what to do in the event of a disaster.
Wireless Emergency Alerts App
Wireless Emergency Alerts are automatic texts sent to you in an emergency. Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are – at home, at school, or at work. These alerts are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. You will receive alerts about extreme weather (and other threatening emergencies in your area), AMBER alters and Presidential alerts during national emergencies.
This service is offered for free by wireless carriers and will not count toward texting limits on your mobile plan.
Click Here to learn more about receiving Wireless Emergency Alerts.
I believe that part of homesteading is being prepared. By having ourselves prepared, we are able to help those in our neighborhood and community. My heart goes out to those that have gone through hurricanes and storms this year. Please stay safe everyone.