Last Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

FEMA upgrades mobile app to receive weather alerts across the country

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a new feature to its free mobile app that will enable users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation.

This allows mobile users to receive severe weather alerts occurring anywhere they select in the country, even if the phone is not located in the natural disaster area, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mentioned in a press release issued on April 14, 2015.
A brief summary of a few features in the FEMA app (FEMA)
FEMA claims that this mobile app will make it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening family and friends at other places as well.

This app also provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and disaster recovery centers, and tips on how to survive natural and manmade disasters and is available for free in the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.

Facebook Safety Check disaster tool was flashed last year which claimed that it help its users notify friends and family that they're safe during or after natural disasters.

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