Natural disasters are a deadly combination of nature’s uncontrollable fury, unfathomable power and peculiar uncertainty. By their very nature, the power of natural disasters can’t be predicted. Life, as such, is unpredictable but it is not reason enough to throw caution to the winds. Being cautious is not a choice for those in facing the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. As this humongous storm surges ahead leaving a trail of death and destruction, everyone is desperately looking for different ways to get information and stay in touch with the outside world. This is the time when smartphone applications can give you solutions and turn in to saviors. In these troubled times, you can look at some of Android apps to survive natural disasters.
Android Apps To Survive Natural Disasters
Life360 is one of the most useful life saving Android apps. Life360 helps you create a private network that gets notified if you are ever in danger with just a click of a button. This Android app comes with panic alert feature. The panic alert feature can be used to prompt your friends to come to your rescue. There is yet another feature in Life360 that can make all the difference to those in desperate need of aid during natural disasters. It is the background tracking feature. Using this feature, you can share your location with those in your private network. You can find this app on Google Play Store here.
2. Disaster Readiness
As the name suggests, Disaster Readiness app equips you with information on ways to handle all kinds of disaster. It certainly believes in being prepared to face floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and other emergencies. It has 175,000 guides on responding to emergencies. The information is available in an easy to understand and concise manner. During emergencies, there won’t be time to look through thousands of web pages. And in most cases, power outage will make accessing the internet difficult. Disaster Readiness not only provides information on handling natural disasters, it also gives you precise tips on preparing for evacuation, building emergency shelters and ideas on safety. Disaster Readiness app is available in Google Play Store here.
3. Red Panic Button
When in an emergency, hit the panic button. Red Panic Button is designed to help you get the word out that you are in danger. Red Panic Button app lets you send SOS signals when you activate the single-touch button. Once activated, it broadcasts information about your location with the help of GPS and Google maps to your emergency contacts. Your emergency contacts will receive information about you along with your GPS location, Google Maps link to their e-mail, SMS and Twitter account. This app can be found in Google Play Store here.
4. Disaster Alert
Disaster Alert is without doubt one of the best lifesaving Android apps. This free app may be all you need when you have to face natural disasters. One of the main reasons why natural disasters are deadly is because of lack of information about them. So, it is obvious that when we are equipped with information about active natural disasters we can hope to be prepared to face them. Disaster Alert app gives you a comprehensive list of all the active natural disasters in the world. Combining this app with any one of the other lifesaving apps could help you be prepared and stay safe. Disaster Alert app is available at Google Play Store here.
Plerts is a handy app that is available in the Google Play Store. This Android app, as every lifesaving app should be, is completely free. Created by a couple of programmers, Plerts is designed to pick up audio and capture video at 10 seconds interval. These captured signals are then sent to Plerts servers using GPS. Plerts also comes with a SOS button that when activated sends captured audio and video feed to your emergency contact list. Once the feed is sent, a conference call to the people in the contact list is instantly placed. This app also comes with a map that is useful for tracking the location of victims. It certainly is reassuring to note that Plerts app was successfully used during natural disasters in Japan. You can find Plerts in Google Play Store here.
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