Midmarket: 10 iPhone, iPad Apps to Help You Survive a Disaster

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-03-17
 
 
 

Emergency Supply List ($0.99)

Help may not always arrive as quickly as you need it, so prepare in advance with this checklist of items youll need in an emergency.

Emergency Supply List ($0.99)

Disaster Alert (Free)

The Pacific Disaster Center provides a listing and interactive map of active hazards occurring around the globe.

Disaster Alert (Free)

iEarthquakes ($1.99)

Google Maps displays earthquakes occurring around the world in real-time, as well as magnitude and population of the area where the quake struck.

iEarthquakes ($1.99)

Disaster Survival ($0.99)

This guide provides information on how to prepare for a disaster and what to do when one strikes, including help for children and the disabled.

Disaster Survival ($0.99)

American Red Cross: Shelter View (Free)

The Red Cross runs this app, which provides maps and details of shelter facilities across the United States, with information updates every 30 minutes.

American Red Cross: Shelter View (Free)

FloodWatch (Free)

Using data from the National Weather Service, this app monitors recent and historical river levels across the country.

FloodWatch (Free)

Mobile REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) (Free)

This app provides information about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation during radiological and nuclear emergencies and is produced by the Department of Health and Human Services and National Library of Medicine.

Mobile REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) (Free)

First Aid ($0.99)

Learn the basics on how to treat minor injuries with this app, which provides a list of tips and how to deal with burns, breaks and other injuries.

First Aid ($0.99)

Skype (Free)

If the phone lines are down and power levels are spotty, a phone equipped with a VOIP (voice over IP) app such as Skype could be critical in getting your voice heard.

Skype (Free)

Flashlight Emergency ($0.99)

Be seen and heard in a crisis with this app, which also features a "Text to Morse Code" option that lets you send signals farther than your voice could carry.

Flashlight Emergency ($0.99)

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