Emergency? There’s an App for That
Prince George, B.C. – Today marks the start of Emergency Preparedness week, and to kick start the week the Red Cross has released an app designed to help users get the information they need to either prepare for emergency situations, or to take action in the event of a disaster.
The Red Cross Be Ready app includes live weather feeds as well as interactive learning tools to help people learn how to prepare their homes and families before, during and after disasters and emergencies.
Only 47% of Canadians say they have any type of emergency supply kit in their homes. The Red Cross says even fewer have an alternate source of water available should anything happen to their usual supply. “The Canadian Red Cross recommends keeping enough supplies on hand to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours in the event of a disaster or up to 2 weeks in a health emergency,” said Debra Molesworth with the Canadian Red Cross. “We can’t control when or where a disaster will happen, but being prepared can help mitigate the impact disasters have on people, families and communities.”
The Be Ready app is free and is available on iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices