Stay Informed

With the right apps, your mobile phone can forewarn you and keep you informed about many emergencies and disasters.  You can download mobile apps from FEMA and the American Red Cross to stay alert.

Be Informed – FEMA

  • Download the FEMA app. Get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the United States.
  • Sign up for FEMA text messages to get updates from FEMA (standard message and data rates apply).

Here are basic steps to get started:

  • To sign up to get preparedness tips: text PREPARE to 43362.
  • To search for open shelters (for disaster survivors): text SHELTER and a ZIP code to 43362.
  • To get a list of all keywords you can subscribe to: text LIST to 43362.
  • To unsubscribe (at any time): text STOP to 43362.
  • Before a disaster, follow local government on social media to stay up-to-date with official information before, during and after a disaster. Sign up for Twitter alerts from trusted government agencies to get notified when critical information goes out.

Be Informed – American Red Cross

For quick Red Cross apps:

  • Emergency App: “GETEMERGENCY” to 90999
  • Hurricane App: “GETCANE” to 90999
  • Tornado App: “GETNADO” to 90999
  • Earthquake App: “GETQUAKE” to 90999


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