Grant County, IN

Phone Apps & Social Media

As technology has advanced and the Internet is now at our fingertips, phone apps & social media have become a valuable tool to help you keep you up to date & prepared. 

PDF - FEMA "Know Your Alerts & Warnings" Fact Sheet

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Phone Apps

The following are just a few suggested quick links & apps to have installed on your phone to make sure you have the latest information while you are on the go.


NWS National Weather Service (NWS) 

Take the weather with you on your mobile phone! Wherever you are, you can get the local weather forecast from the National Weather Service with one click on your home screen. Bookmark NWS - Mobile Weatherto make sure that you have the latest weather news and information on the go.

Travel Advisory app The Indiana Travel Advisory App

In addition to weather, the app will also include notifications with regard to flooding, hazardous materials spills and other events that could affect travel. 

Features include:
- Ability for users to set alerts for any county or counties they choose, up to every county in the state. When the travel status in a selected county is changed, the user will receive an alert notification.
- Weather conditions for each county. Tapping on a county will display the temperature and an icon with the current conditions.
- Contact information for county emergency management agencies, which are responsible for the status updates.
Click on the link below to download the app now:

Apple Store - Indiana Travel Advisory App

Google Play Store - Indiana Travel Advisory App

FEMA FEMA

Alerts from the National Weather Service: Receive severe weather alerts for up to five locations across the U.S. and see information about how to stay safe. 

Features include:
- Disaster Reporter: Upload and share photos of damage and recovery efforts.
- Maps of disaster resources: Locate and receive driving directions to open shelters and disaster recovery centers.
- Apply for assistance: Easily access DisasterAssistance.gov to apply for federal disaster assistance.
- Custom emergency safety information: Save a custom list of the items in your family’s emergency kit, as well as the places you will meet in case of an emergency.
- Safety tips: Receive safety and preparedness reminders and learn how to stay safe before, during, and after over 20 types of hazards, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
- Information in Spanish: Easily toggle between English and Spanish for all features of the app.

Click on the link below to download the app now:

Apple Store - FEMA

Google Play Store - FEMA

INDOT Mobile INDOT Mobile

Find Indiana travel information with the INDOT Mobile App. Use INDOT travel maps to receive real time traffic updates and find information on INDOT construction projects, width and weight limits and INDOT contact information.

Key Features:
- Report A Concern:  send issues you see on INDOT maintained roads to INDOT customer service
- Travel Maps:  road closures, traffic speeds, traffic cameras, message boards, weight and width restriction
- Sign up for INDOT alerts via GovDelviery
- Connect with INDOT on social media
- Tolling Information
- Travel Advisories
- Visit the INDOT website

Click on the link below to download the app now:

Apple Store - INDOT

Google Play Store - INDOT


American Red Cross - phone app

American Red Cross Phone App

The Red Cross Emergency app combines more than 35 different types of severe weather and emergency alerts. You can choose the alerts that are important to your location or the location of loved ones. The “Family Safe” feature allows you to notify 
loved ones that an alert has been issued in their area and check to see if they are safe. The app also offers information on what to do before, during, and after severe weather hits and how to find open Red Cross Shelters. All content is also available in Spanish. 
You can download the app to your mobile device or smartphone free on iTunes (Apple-iOS 6.0 or later) and Google Play (Android).
Learn more at:  American Red Cross Phone apps 




The Weather Channel App


Tracks weather and provides local forecasts and push alerts of severe weather to
your mobile device. 

Click on the link below to download the app now:
Apple Store- The Weather Channel




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Social Media Suggestions

Social media and collaborative technologies have become critical components of emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Click below for some helpful social media suggestions: