Although I coincidentally managed to be out of town during Hurricane Matthew, I asked my friends and colleagues which apps they found to be most useful and reviewed them this week on The Chat. Watch the segment and find my list below so you're even more prepared in the future.
The Weather Channel
This app, along with your preferred local news app for live streaming and up-to-date radar information.
JSO kept readers aware of up-to-date info on this social media app.
Facebook Safety Check
This is a great way to let others know you're safe.
Explains how to prepare ahead of the storm and allows users to submit photos of damage afterward.
You can listen to the local radio here, which provided great coverage during the storm.
If you needed to evacuate during the storm, this app was helpful in finding availability of last minute rooms in a specific area.
Discover which nearby restaurants will deliver and if they were open after Matthew made it's way through the area.
This app has so many useful features, including Emergency Contacts, Friend Walk, Virtual Walkhome, Campus Maps and Alerts.
The app provides public and private communications that work without Internet access or cellular data, which is perfect during natural disasters, massive events, historical elections, or even large festivals.
Most Recommended by those asked:
From Emergency Preparedness Division and Information Technologies Division of the City of Jax, this app assists users in monitoring weather threats and plan for evacuation in their specific location. It also provides access to current threat levels, weather reports, and wildfire updates.