In this day and age, technology is rapidly changing and improving. Every day we are finding new ways to communicate and improve communication response times – especially during a disaster. The most incredible part is that everything we need fits right in our hand.
- The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is the nation’s alert and warning system that saves time when time matters most. Check to see if your city participates in IPAWS.
- Use social media outlets like Twitter for your emergency alert needs! @Citizen_Corps and @PrepareAthon provide valuable disaster preparedness information on a daily basis!
- A number of mobile apps are available for getting prepared for, and keeping track of, emergency events; these apps include the FEMA appand host of apps by the American Red Cross.