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Put Preparedness Info in the Palm of Your Hand

When disaster strikes, your phone can help you get information that you need to stay safe and connect with your loved ones.  Check out the apps and tips below that can help you prepare for a disaster.


Mobile Apps

FEMA App Icon
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, the new Disaster Reporter feature and more.
Get the App:  Android | iPhone/iPad | Blackberry
American Red Cross Hurricane App Icon
Disaster Preparedness Apps from the American Red Cross
By American Red Cross
What threats are common in your area?  Tornadoes, wildfires or hurricanes? Good News!  There's an app to help you prepare for that.  The apps include quizzes, step-by-step advice, and more.
Get the App:  Check out the suite of apps
My Family app icon myfamily
Keep your family's health plan and priorities, including your prescriptions, up to date on your phone and you'll have them when you need them in an emergency.  
Get the App:  iPhone/iPad
MyMedList Icon MyMedList
By National Library of Medicine
MyMedList allows you to manage your medication lists - and so you'll have all of that information in your pocket in case you need it in an emergency.  You can easily e-mail or print your list and the app can remind you to take your medications.
Get the App:  iPhone/iPad
American Red Cross First Aid App First Aid
By American Red Cross
Hurricanes can lead to all sorts of injuries.  the First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to handle many common first aid emergencies.  App includes pre-loaded content, videos and step by step instructions.
Get the App:  Android | iPhone/iPad

Additional Resources

  • Program in Key Phone Numbers:  Make sure that your phone is up to date with contact information for your friends and loved ones, especially those that you would rely on in an emergency.
  • Check out Apps from your City, County or State:  Many states and localities have developed apps that can help you make a plan, identify resources in your area or even get involved in local preparedness and response activities.  Check with your county or city government and see what resources they have available.
  • Friend or Follow your State and  Local Authorities:  State and local public health and emergency management agencies can be some of your best resources for staying safe and healthy in a disaster.  Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on public health and safety information before, during and after a hurricane. Check out our Stay Connected page for resources from your state.

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  • This page last reviewed: January 25, 2018