The County of San Diego has developed an app that can provide the public with information about ongoing emergency incidents that may affect residents and visitors. Available for Android and Apple smart phones and devices, the “SD Emergency” app has breaking news about incidents, maps of incidents, and the locations of shelters. It also has disaster preparedness information and interactive checklists to help you to create an emergency plan and build an emergency supplies kit.
If you register the app and provide some contact information, it will send to your device push notifications of new emergencies and updates.
Every large city should have an app like this. It was released a week ago, and the best feature is…. it is free.