Using smartphone resources to be prepared in emergency

App Wrap Wednesday is featured every Wednesday morning on WNCT Morning Edition

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – With the severe weather we’ve had over the past week, WNCT is dedicating this week’s App Wrap Wednesday to preparedness and utilizing your smart phone resources.

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First Alert Weather App: Our First Alert weather team updates the app with the latest information throughout the day, so it’s always up to date.

Radar, current conditions and real-time forecasts are at your fingertips.

Unlike other weather apps, this brings you a customized forecast every time you open it.

It is free at the Apple App store and Google Play store.

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ReadyNC App: It’s an app put out by the State Department of Public Safety.

It will help you prepare, step by step for everything from a minor traffic event to a severe weather emergency.

You can get traffic updates, phone numbers for all power companies to report outages, and information on evacuation orders.

It’s free for both iPhone and Android.

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Emergency App: The American Red Cross has a great resource for families in this app.
It has everything you need to know about keeping your family and pets safe, all in one place.

With the push of a button you can send a message to all your loved ones to check and see if they’re safe during an emergency.

It also gives you information on what to do before, during and after.

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As all emergency preparedness experts say, the most important thing you can do ahead of a severe event is to be ready. So, get to downloading and you’ll be ahead of whatever comes this way.

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