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According to a recent survey by Pew Research, 40 percent of Americans have used their smartphone to look up government services or information. Additionally, a majority of smartphone owners use their devices to keep up to date with breaking news, and to be informed about what is happening in their community.

  • 'Maryland Prepares’ Mobile App - The MARYLAND Prepares mobile app, created by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, provides important information and tools to help Maryland residents be more informed and prepared for emergency situations. The free app is available for iPhone® and Android™ devices.
  • SAMHSA Disaster App - Access critical, disaster-related behavioral health resources right from your phone with the SAMHSA Disaster App.
  • FEMA App: Weather the Storm - Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) free app enables users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. This new feature allows users to receive alerts on severe weather happening anywhere they select in the country, even if the phone is not located in the area, making it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening family and friends. The latest version of the FEMA app is available for free in the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.




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Updated December 26, 2017​