The popularity of mobile apps for dining, traveling, couponing and everything in between has made a lot of things in life simpler, and now, thanks to the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management — safer too.
Using funding from an Ohio Emergency Management grant, the Portage County Office of Emergency Management has released a new app to add to your mobile library to track weather emergencies impacting Portage County.
Apps are all about managing information and getting it to people when they need it — that’s why the app technology was such a great fit for weather emergencies where advanced notice and real time data is the best defense against the hazards that Mother Nature can throw at us in Northeast Ohio.
The County has made the free app available through the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Just type in Portage County and select the Emergency Management app.
Besides providing alerts in advance of weather emergencies, the app is packed full of resources that you’ll be glad to have during and after weather emergencies.
It’s hard to remember life before mobile apps, and with potentially life saving apps like this, I’m glad we don’t have to.
*If you want more emergency notification, the City offers “SwiftReach” alerts through cell phone, home phone, email or text messaging. Click here to sign up.