Not everyone is tuned into a TV or radio station all of the time. So, when an emergency broadcast message goes out for your area, how will you be informed in time to get you and your family to safety?
Over the last few years there have been multitudes of events of flash flooding that have buckled streets, severe thunderstorms that uprooted trees causing major power outages, tornadoes that devastated large neighborhoods in seconds, all of which occurred throughout the country. No one is immune to any one of these weather hazards.
Being connected is the way we communicate to each other via emails, text messaging, and the internet and now millions of smartphone users can get texts or notification messages about severe weather directly from the National Weather Service. Weather Apps such as WeatherBug consists of real-time daily weather updates of your current location as well as areas that you add into your favorites. There are key features such as sharing the alerts with the social media network such as Facebook, interactive maps that shows storm tracks, and Live Cams for you to see the weather first hand. The pricing on these apps range from anywhere from free up to $10, but there is no need to spend the extra money when the free apps work just as well as the costly ones.
Here are some examples of weather apps that are worthwhile looking into.
WeatherBug – Available for both Android and iPhone
Weather Channel – Available for both Android and iPhone
AccuWeather – Available for both Android and iPhone
Please note that the key feature to these apps is that the National Weather Station weather alert (i.e. Tornado warning) is ALWAYS ON even if the app is turned off. This alert could save your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Here at Donald J. Medeiros Insurance Agency our goal is to try to help our viewers by suggesting solutions for all insurance needs. By no means can we address each reader’s specific concerns in every incident. So, we strongly advise to check with an insurance representative to address your specific needs. However, you can also contact us for any questions or concerns and we will be happy to help you. We are able to offer a complete line of personal & commercial insurance products for all of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.