MEMA UNVEILS NEW PREPAREDNESS APP FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS

PEARL, Miss –The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency unveiled its new preparedness app for smartphones and tablets today.  The new app provides current weather conditions, live radar, an interactive emergency kit list, real-time social media posts, preparedness sections for all-hazards, news alerts, videos and interactive contact directories for both MEMA and county emergency managers.

 

To view MEMA App Promo Video, click here.

 

“This is truly a one-stop shop for everyone to use every day,” said MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson. “Our goal in development was to give people a reason to open this app every morning, not just when a disaster is on the horizon. We believe this could be a game changer when it comes to preparing Mississippians or those visiting our great state.”

 

The MEMA App is free and available for download in both the Android and Apple app stores.

Highlights of the APP include:

 

Weather: Current conditions, hourly forecast as well as an extended seven-day forecast.

 

Map: Provides current radar and editable layers to show open shelters, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Protection Zones, county emergency operations centers, county sheriff’s offices, fire stations and hurricane evacuation routes.

 

Emergency Kit: Allows you to customize your emergency kit with specific needs and keeps a running inventory of items you have and need.

 

Social Media: lists current posts on MEMA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

 

Preparedness: key information to prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, radiological, floods, winter weather and disaster kits.

 

News and Alerts: MEMA news releases and emergency alerts.

 

Videos: All videos in the MEMA YouTube library

 

Other Resources: Information on community preparedness, disability preparedness, FEMA assistance (when available), MDOT traffic information. Direct contact information for all 82 county emergency managers and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and a directory of all MEMA offices.

 

The App was created by OCV LLC, the developer of the original MEMA App back in 2013.

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