” Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, disaster preparedness is on everyone’s mind this storm season. You should keep your home equipped with these fundamental supplies at all times and your family should have a plan in place in case of emergencies.
Since we rely on our cell phones so much when the threat of disaster is not imminent, it only makes sense that they could become more useful when it is. The nine apps in the above gallery will help you and your family in the time leading up to a storm and in its aftermath. While a cell phone probably won’t help you in the potential weeks without heat or power, it could be invaluable in the case of a medical emergency requiring first aid or a missing family member.”
” ubAlert is a global social network where users share alerts about disasters both natural (such as Hurricane Katrina) and man-made (9/11 terrorist attacks). Ordinary citizens can post accounts of what they see and experience, giving true first-hand reports of disaster events as they unfold.”