More Robust FEMA APP Released Just In Time for Hurricane Season

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The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. For Alabama that means keeping an eye out not only on the coast in South Alabama, but even further inland. Hurricanes can cause spin off tornadoes, localized flash flooding, straight-line winds and torrential rain even hundreds of miles from the coast.

The official start of the 2015 season is June 1 — but it began early this year when Tropical Storm Ana formed on May 7 off the southeast Atlantic coast and made landfall May 10 on the North-South Carolina border.

While the National Hurricane Center doesn’t anticipate a busy hurricane season, preparedness is key in keeping families and communities safe.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is launching a new feature to its app that is a one-stop-shop of sorts that will help people prepare for, respond to and recover from hurricanes.

WBHM’s Chris Osborne spoke with Jason LindeSmith the Social and Mobile Lead for FEMA and David Watson, Mobile Platforms Specialist for FEMA, about the FEMA App’s new features.

 

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