Video: These Apps Will Help You Prepare for When Disaster Strikes


With many are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, now is a good time to create a plan in the event of an emergency or a natural disaster. These apps can help you begin to get ready.

The Red Cross has apps for every kind of disaster—after all, you should prepare differently for a hurricane than you should for an earthquake. All of them, however, feature up-to-the minute alerts and check lists to make sure users are prepared. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency also has an app that provides users with updates from the National Weather Service as well as shelter locations.

And after a natural disaster or emergency occurs, don't forget to use Facebook's Safety Check feature to let loved ones know you're safe.

To learn more, check out the video below from CNET: