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Maryland Prepares

Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Emergency Management and Reuse, MDTAP

In case you missed it: The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced the release of its official “Maryland Prepares” mobile application.  This application is designed to provide iPhone, iPad, and Android phone and tablet users the ability to access emergency preparedness information on the go.

Marylanders can create interactive emergency kits, create customized family communications plans and can view preparation guides so they are more informed on what to do in an emergency.

It integrates with the phone’s text message, email and social networking features to allow residents to contact family members in order to let them know they are safe. Real-time notifications are sent directly to the device from MEMA providing the most up-to-the-minute information for residents.  Features include the ability to prepare Interactive Emergency Kits, view Emergency Preparation Guides for different types of emergencies, create customized Family Communications Plans, send an “I’m Safe” message, and view real-time alerts for emergencies, weather and traffic.

“Maryland Prepares” is available to Android Users via Google Play  and to iPhone and iPad users via iTunes.

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