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Four Government Apps for Times of Emergency

Date: August 5, 2022

These days, there are mobile applications for every situation that help make your life easier. Did you know there are apps developed for you by the U.S. government to prepare before, stay safe during and recover after an emergency? 

Explore and download these four apps so natural disasters don’t catch you off guard.

  1. FEMA app: Find information about disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This app gives you information about what you need in times of distress like shelters near you, emergency alerts, and recovery centers in your community. (iOS, Android)
  2. Emergency! By the American Red Cross: Use interactive maps and full weather alerts to find shelters in your area. Choose from helpful information in either English or Spanish. (iOS, Android)
  3. HUD Resource Locator: This easy-to-use app allows you to find the most common housing resources in your community. It also gives you information about the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and allows you to contact providers directly. (iOS)
  4. FoodKeeper: Learn how to properly store food as part of your emergency kit or in case you lose power. Find tips to stay healthy and extend the shelf life of food and beverages in your home. (iOS, Android)


Find more up-to-date information about assistance available during national disasters and other emergencies on USA.gov. Get the latest right to your inbox by subscribing to email alerts. Follow USAGov on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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