10 iPhone, iPad Apps to Help During Sandy, Other Natural Disasters
With Hurricane Sandy already rousing fears of mass flooding and other significant damage, governors up and down the Atlantic coast are declaring states of emergency while residents as far west as Ohio begin to batten down the hatches in advance of the "Frankenstorm," as it's been dubbed by the media. While we won't know the true impact of the storm until it hits, there have been loud calls for people to prepare by boarding up windows, stocking up on fresh water and nonperishable foods, and creating emergency plans in case evacuation is required. Thanks to the geniuses designing apps for the iPhone and iPad, you can now put all of this information in your pocket—provided you remembered to charge your device before the power went out. Here's a list of applications that will help you track severe weather, provide first-aid knowledge in case of injury, find shelters and even equip your phone with utilities like high-pitched sirens and SOS capability in case you need to be rescued. Of course, with wikiHow's DIY preparedness guide, you won't even have to wait for the cavalry to arrive.