Natural disasters are not pre-planned and can hit any time, at any location. Likewise, Cyclone Nada, a cyclonic storm had hit the Southern India days back, and has given sleepless nights to the people of Tamil Nadu and the neighbouring states.
Tamil Nadu and its capital Chennai were given prior cyclone warning on November 30, and experts had predicted that Cyclone Nada would hit the areas, which can prove to be as dangerous as the Chennai flood that occurred last year.
Hence, the government had requested the mass to take prior precautionary measures to avoid any such misery.
Well, in such a scenario, our smartphones can surely play a vital role in rescuing us from such situations, updating us on the live condition, to-dos if stuck in a critical situation and more.
Here are 5 free Apps that can be at our rescue letting us take precautionary measure, and saving us from being affected by them including Cyclone Nada.
Facebook recently unveiled that it is planning to become a disaster and crisis response tool. With the aim in mind, the social media platform had re-designed its security check feature moving the access from their hands to the users.
Adding on to that, Facebook has also revealed this new feature called "Community Hub" which per say will allow the users to get accessed to shelter, food, and other necessary items in an event of a natural disaster.
NOAA Weather Radar and Alerts
The app provides easy-to-use weather station right to the users, offering real-time animated weather radar images on a highly interactive map.
It also updates the users with severe weather warnings, and provides accurate weather forecast, before it could really hit them.
Natural Disaster Monitor
Downloading this app, the users can monitor natural disasters around the world, as published by the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System.
The app shows the latest natural disasters as colour coded icons in a list as well as on a Google Maps backdrop; the icon colours indicate the alert level - green, orange, and red.
Clicking on the item will bring up more details about the disaster event giving the users better update to take preliminary precautions.
ubAlert - Disaster Alert
The ubAlert app is a global social network that shares verified details about the natural disaster occurring around, instantly.
Along with just details, the app provides impact statistics, maps, images, videos, and more, which can be shared with friends and family members to get them out of harm's way via email, Facebook or Twitter.
The Disaster Alert provides updates of the on-going hazards occurring worldwide via an interactive map, which can be viewed and shared with you friends and families.
Downloading the app, the users can get access to real-time incidents compiled from authoritative sources.